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Dovecot 2.3.11.3 Access Bypass

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2020-24386 CWE-150 $5000 High
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
Unknown High Remote 2021-01-07
CPE
cpe:cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:2.3.11.3
Our sensors found this exploit at: https://cxsecurity.com/ascii/WLB-2021010056

Below is a copy:

Dovecot 2.3.11.3 Access Bypass
Open-Xchange Security Advisory 2021-01-04

Product: Dovecot
Vendor: OX Software GmbH
Internal reference: DOP-2009 (Bug ID)
Vulnerability type: CWE-150: Improper Neutralization of Escape, Meta, or
Control Sequences
Vulnerable version: 2.2.26-2.3.11.3
Vulnerable component: imap
Report confidence: Confirmed
Solution status: Fixed by Vendor
Fixed version: 2.3.13
Vendor notification: 2020-08-17
Solution date: 2020-08-27
Public disclosure: 2021-01-04
CVE reference: CVE-2020-24386
CVSS: 8.2 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Vulnerability Details:

When imap hibernation is active, an attacker can cause Dovecot to
discover file
system directory structure and access other users' emails using
specially crafted
command. The attacker must have valid credentials to access the mail server.

Risk:

Attacker can access other users' emails and filesystem information.

Workaround:

Operators can choose to disable IMAP hibernation. IMAP hibernation is
not on by
default. To ensure imap hibernation is disabled, make sure
imap_hibernate_timeout
is set to 0 or unset.

Solution:

Operators should update to 2.3.13 or later version.

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