DescriptionDovecot in Apple Mac OS X 10.6.5 10H574 does not properly manage memory for user names, which allows remote authenticated users to read the private e-mail of other persons in opportunistic circumstances via standard e-mail clients accessing a user's own mailbox, related to a "memory aliasing issue."
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: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dovecot (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)1:2.1.7-7+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security)1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch1:2.2.27-3+deb9u2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dovecotsource(unstable)(not affected)


- dovecot <not-affected> (HT4452 claims it is Apple-specific and doesn't affect the OSS version)

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