USN-666-1: Dovecot vulnerability

7 November 2008

dovecot vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • dovecot


It was discovered that certain email headers were not correctly handled by Dovecot. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted email to a user with a mailbox managed by Dovecot, that user’s mailbox would become inaccessible through Dovecot, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
dovecot-imapd - 1:1.1.4-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.