Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2866-1 uw-imap -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Dec 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 914632.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-19518.
More information:

Access to IMAP mailboxes through running imapd over rsh and ssh is now disabled by default in uw-imap, the University of Washington IMAP Toolkit. Code using the library can enable it with tcp_parameters() after making sure that the IMAP server name is sanitized.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 8:2007f~dfsg-5+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your uw-imap packages.

For the detailed security status of uw-imap please refer to its security tracker page at:

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