CVE-2009-3897

NameCVE-2009-3897
DescriptionDovecot 1.2.x before 1.2.8 sets 0777 permissions during creation of certain directories at installation time, which allows local users to access arbitrary user accounts by replacing the auth socket, related to the parent directories of the base_dir directory, and possibly the base_dir directory itself.
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 severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs557601

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dovecot (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch1:2.2.27-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid1:2.3.2.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dovecotsource(unstable)1:1.2.8-1medium557601
dovecotsourceetch(not affected)
dovecotsourcelenny(not affected)

Notes

[lenny] - dovecot <not-affected> (Only affects 1.2.x)
[etch] - dovecot <not-affected> (Only affects 1.2.x)

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