Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2318-1 cyrus-imapd-2.2 -- multiple vulnerabilities
- Date Reported:
- 06 Oct 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-3372, CVE-2011-3208.
- More information:
Multiple security issues have been discovered in cyrus-imapd, a highly scalable mail system designed for use in enterprise environments. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Coverity discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the NNTP server implementation (nttpd) of cyrus-imapd. An attacker can exploit this flaw via several crafted NNTP commands to execute arbitrary code.
Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research discovered that the command processing of the NNTP server implementation (nttpd) of cyrus-imapd is not properly implementing access restrictions for certain commands and is not checking for a complete, successful authentication. An attacker can use this flaw to bypass access restrictions for some commands and, e.g. exploit CVE-2011-3208 without proper authentication.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2_2.2.13-14+lenny5.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2_2.2.13-19+squeeze2.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in cyrus-imapd-2.4 version 2.4.12-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your cyrus-imapd-2.2 packages.