Bug 251007 - (CVE-2007-4211) CVE-2007-4211 Dovecot possible privilege ascalation in ACL plugin
CVE-2007-4211 Dovecot possible privilege ascalation in ACL plugin
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 251008 251009 384771
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Reported: 2007-08-06 10:22 EDT by Red Hat Product Security
Modified: 2009-10-23 15:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-29 02:57:22 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0297 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: dovecot security and bug fix update 2008-05-21 10:20:08 EDT

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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-06 10:22:18 EDT
Description of problem:

A new version of dovecot was issued, The announcement (see URL) reads:
	- ACL plugin: If user was given i (insert) right for a mailbox, but
	  not all s/t/w (seen, deleted, other flags) rights, COPY and APPEND
	  commands weren't supposed to allow saving those flags. This is
	  technically a security fix, but it's unlikely this caused problems
	  for anyone.

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

        Affects: FC7
        Affects: FC6
        Affects: RHEL5
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL4 (no ACL plugin)
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL3 (dovecot not shipped)
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL2.1 (dovecot not shipped)
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2008-05-29 02:57:22 EDT
Upstream fixed in 1.0.3:


All current Fedora versions ship fixed upstream version.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 fixed via:

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2009-10-23 15:06:08 EDT
Reporter changed to security-response-team@redhat.com by request of Jay Turner.

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