[SECURITY] Fedora 7 Update: dovecot-1.0.13-18.fc7

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-03-13 05:56:54

Name        : dovecot
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 1.0.13
Release     : 18.fc7
URL         : http://www.dovecot.org/
Summary     : Dovecot Secure imap server
Description :
Dovecot is an IMAP server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security
primarily in mind.  It also contains a small POP3 server.  It supports mail
in either of maildir or mbox formats.

Update Information:

This update upgrades dovecot from version 1.0.10 to 1.0.13.  Besides bug fixes,
two security issues were fixed upstream in version 1.0.11 and 1.0.13.
CVE-2008-1199  If Dovecot was configured with mail_extra_groups = mail, users
having shell access to IMAP server could use this flaw to read, modify or delete
mails of other users stored in inbox files in /var/mail.  /var/mail directory is
mail-group writable and user inbox files are by default created by useradd with
permission 660, <user>:mail.    No mail_extra_groups is set by default, hence
default Fedora configuration was not affected by this problem.  If your
configuration sets mail_extra_groups, see new options mail_privileged_group and
mail_access_groups introduced in Dovecot 1.0.11.  (mail_extra_groups is still
accepted, but is deprecated now)    CVE-2008-1218  On Dovecot versions 1.0.11
and newer, it was possible to gain password-less login via passwords with tab
characters, which were not filtered properly.    Dovecot versions in Fedora were
not affected by this unauthorized login flaw, but only by a related minor memory
leak in dovecot-auth worker process.  See referenced bugzilla for further
details about this flaw.

* Sun Mar  9 2008 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.13-18
- update to latest upstream stable (1.0.13)
* Mon Jan  7 2008 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.10-17
- update to latest upstream stable (1.0.10)
* Mon Nov  5 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.7-16
- update to latest upstream stable (1.0.7)
- added the winbind patch (#286351)
* Mon Sep 24 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.5-15
- update to latest upstream (1.0.5)
* Mon Aug  6 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.3-14
- update to latest upstream (1.0.3 and sieve 1.0.2)
- added the quota-warning patch
* Sun Jul 15 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.2-13
- update to latest upstream
* Mon Jun 18 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.1-12
- update to latest upstream
* Sat Apr 14 2007 Tomas Janousek <tjanouse at redhat.com> - 1.0.0-11.1
- dovecot-1.0.beta2-pam-tty.patch is no longer needed

  [ 1 ] Bug #436927 - CVE-2008-1199 dovecot: insecure mail_extra_groups option
  [ 2 ] Bug #436928 - CVE-2008-1218 dovecot: unauthorized login

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update dovecot' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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