Bug 523910 - (CVE-2009-3235) CVE-2009-3235 cyrus-impad: CMU sieve buffer overflows
CVE-2009-3235 cyrus-impad: CMU sieve buffer overflows
Product: Security Response
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Depends On: 521011 521056 521057 521058
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Reported: 2009-09-17 03:24 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2014-11-11 11:00 EST (History)
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Description Tomas Hoger 2009-09-17 03:24:52 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-3235 to the following vulnerability:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Sieve plugin in Dovecot
1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.7, as derived from Cyrus libsieve,
allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted SIEVE script, as
demonstrated by forwarding an e-mail message to a large number of
recipients, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2632.

Note: Sieve implementation used in cyrus-imapd is affected by these issues too.

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/336053 (for CVE-2009-2632)

Dovecot patches:

Cyrus upstream patches:
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2009-09-17 03:32:03 EDT
Dovecot update for Fedora 10 already includes these fixes:


Dovecot on Fedora 11+ (uses different sieve plugin) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 (no sieve plugin) are not affected by his flaw.

cyrus-imapd packages in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be updated to address this flaws.
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2009-09-17 03:52:14 EDT
Mitigation notes:

All these additional overflows are sprintf()s to static char buffers.  On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and later (including all current Fedora versoins), these overflows are caught by FORTIFY_SOURCE reducing the impact to controlled abort of one of the cyrus-imapd child processes that are later re-spawned by the master.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-09-18 10:40:56 EDT
cyrus-imapd-2.3.15-1.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-09-18 10:41:03 EDT
cyrus-imapd-2.3.15-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-23 10:55:42 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2009:1459 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1459.html
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-09-24 01:17:22 EDT
cyrus-imapd-2.3.15-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-09-24 01:22:56 EDT
cyrus-imapd-2.3.15-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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