CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-05-11
Bugzilla: 706286: CVE-2011-1929 dovecot: potential crash when parsing header names that contain NUL characters


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib-mail/message-header-parser.c in Dovecot 1.2.x before 1.2.17 and 2.0.x before 2.0.13 does not properly handle '\0' characters in header names, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash or mailbox corruption) via a crafted e-mail message.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1929 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (dovecot) RHSA-2011:1187 August 18, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (dovecot) RHSA-2011:1187 August 18, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (dovecot) RHSA-2011:1187 August 18, 2011

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