DescriptionThe IMAP functionality in Dovecot before 2.2.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via invalid APPEND parameters.
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)jessie (security), jessie1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch1:2.2.27-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid1:2.3.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dovecotsource(unstable)(not affected)
dovecotsourcesqueeze(not affected)
dovecotsourcewheezy(not affected)


- dovecot <not-affected> (vulnerable code appeared in 2.2)
[squeeze] - dovecot <not-affected> (vulnerable code appeared in 2.2)
[wheezy] - dovecot <not-affected> (vulnerable code appeared in 2.2)

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