|Description||Dovecot before version 2.2.29 is vulnerable to a denial of service. When 'dict' passdb and userdb were used for user authentication, the username sent by the IMAP/POP3 client was sent through var_expand() to perform %variable expansion. Sending specially crafted %variable fields could result in excessive memory usage causing the process to crash (and restart), or excessive CPU usage causing all authentications to hang.|
|Source||CVE (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 severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|dovecot (PTS)||jessie (security), jessie||1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4||fixed|
|stretch (security), stretch||1:2.2.27-3+deb9u2||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
[jessie] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Fixed by: https://github.com/dovecot/core/commit/000030feb7a30f193197f1aab8a7b04a26b42735
Introduced by: https://github.com/dovecot/core/commit/a3783f8a3c9cd816b51e77a922f82301512fcf22