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FreeBSD: VID-ABAAECDA-EA16-43E2-BAD0-D34A9AC576B1 (CVE-2019-11500): Dovecot -- improper input validation

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FreeBSD: VID-ABAAECDA-EA16-43E2-BAD0-D34A9AC576B1 (CVE-2019-11500): Dovecot -- improper input validation

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/13/2019
Created
08/30/2019
Added
08/29/2019
Modified
09/17/2019

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From VID-ABAAECDA-EA16-43E2-BAD0-D34A9AC576B1:

Aki Tuomi reports:

Vulnerability Details:

IMAP and ManageSieve protocol parsers do not properly handle NUL byte

when scanning data in quoted strings, leading to out of bounds heap

memory writes.

Risk:

This vulnerability allows for out-of-bounds writes to objects stored on

the heap up to 8096 bytes in pre-login phase, and 65536 bytes post-login

phase, allowing sufficiently skilled attacker to perform complicated

attacks that can lead to leaking private information or remote code

execution. Abuse of this bug is very difficult to observe, as it does

not necessarily cause a crash. Attempts to abuse this bug are not

directly evident from logs.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-dovecot
  • freebsd-upgrade-package-dovecot-pigeonhole

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