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Dovecot regression

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3258-2
  • Date: April 11, 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3258-2
April 11, 2017

dovecot regression

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


USN-3258-1 introduced a regression in Dovecot.

Software Description:
- dovecot: IMAP and POP3 email server


USN-3258-1 intended to fix a vulnerability in Dovecot. Further investigation
revealed that only Dovecot versions 2.2.26 and newer were affected by the
vulnerability. Additionally, the change introduced a regression when Dovecot
was configured to use the "dict" authentication database. This update reverts
the change. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled some usernames. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot to hang or crash, resulting in a
denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10:
dovecot-core 1:2.2.24-1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
dovecot-core 1:2.2.22-1ubuntu2.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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