CVE-2008-1218

NameCVE-2008-1218
DescriptionArgument injection vulnerability in Dovecot 1.0.x before 1.0.13, and 1.1.x before 1.1.rc3, when using blocking passdbs, allows remote attackers to bypass the password check via a password containing TAB characters, which are treated as argument delimiters that enable the skip_password_check field to be specified.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1516-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dovecot (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze1:1.2.15-7fixed
squeeze (lts)1:1.2.15-7+deb6u1fixed
wheezy, wheezy (security)1:2.1.7-7+deb7u1fixed
jessie, sid1:2.2.13-11fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dovecotsource(unstable)1:1.0.13-1medium
dovecotsourceetch1.0.rc15-2etch4mediumDSA-1516-1
dovecotsourcesarge(not affected)

Notes

[etch] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[sarge] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
exploitable through code introduced in 1.0.11
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000064.html

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