Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1359-1 dovecot -- directory traversal

Date Reported:
28 Aug 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-2231.
More information:

It was discovered that dovecot, a secure mail server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes, when configured to use non-system-user spools and compressed folders, may allow directory traversal in mailbox names.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem was not present.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.rc15-2etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your dovecot package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
arm architecture (ARM)
hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.