Cyrus-imapd-2.2 security update for Debian
Posted on: 10/07/2011 10:34 AM

Updated cyrus-imapd-2.2 has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2318-1 Nico Golde
Oct 6, 2011
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Package : cyrus-imapd-2.2
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug : none
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-3372 CVE-2011-3208

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.

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