Bug 251007 (CVE-2007-4211) - CVE-2007-4211 Dovecot possible privilege ascalation in ACL plugin
Summary: CVE-2007-4211 Dovecot possible privilege ascalation in ACL plugin
Alias: CVE-2007-4211
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-n...
Depends On: 251008 251009 384771
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Reported: 2007-08-06 14:22 UTC by Red Hat Product Security
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-29 06:57:22 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System 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 14:20:08 UTC

Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-06 14:22:18 UTC
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 06:57:22 UTC
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 19:06:08 UTC
Reporter changed to security-response-team@redhat.com by request of Jay Turner.

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