[USN-4674-2] Dovecot vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Jan 4 18:13:52 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4674-2
January 04, 2021

dovecot vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Dovecot could be made to denial of service if it received a specially
crafted MIME.

Software Description:
- dovecot: IMAP and POP3 email server


USN-4674-1 fixed a vulnerability in Dovecot. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Innokentii Sennovskiy discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled MIME
 parsing. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot
 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-25275)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  dovecot-core                    1:2.2.9-1ubuntu2.6+esm4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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