Descriptiondovecot 1.0.7 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, and possibly Fedora, uses world-readable permissions for dovecot.conf, which allows local users to obtain the ssl_key_password parameter value.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dovecot (PTS)jessie1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4vulnerable
jessie (security)1:2.2.13-12~deb8u7vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch1:2.2.27-3+deb9u5vulnerable
buster, buster (security)1:
bullseye, sid1:

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


by default this file doesnt containt sensitive information and administrator
changing this should ensure on its own that the mode is secure

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