Bug 238440 - CVE-2007-2231 Directory traversal in dovecot with zlib plugin
CVE-2007-2231 Directory traversal in dovecot with zlib plugin
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Janousek
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-n...
impact=low,source=cve,public=20070328...
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Reported: 2007-04-30 10:26 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:58 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: dovecot-1.0-0.beta8.4.fc5
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Last Closed: 2007-05-04 05:04:57 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-30 10:26:37 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #238439 +++

Description of problem:

In case zlib plugin is enabled, dovecot didn't check if mbox path
contained ".." which could be exploited to read compressed mailboxes
of other users.

As the dovecot-news post referred to in URL field states, this is an
unlikely scenario, as it moreover needs the files to be readable by
UID the dovecot is running under after the malicious user logs in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

        Does not Affect: FC6
        Affects: FC5
        Affects: RHEL4
        Affects: RHEL5
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2007-05-07 22:20:49 EDT
dovecot-1.0-0.beta8.4.fc5 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

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