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Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-05
Bugzilla: 883060: CVE-2012-5620 dovecot: DoS when handling a search for multiple keywords


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

** RESERVED ** This candidate has been reserved by an organization or individual that will use it when announcing a new security problem. When the candidate has been publicized, the details for this candidate will be provided.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5620 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat does not consider this to be a security flaw as a user executing these commands will only succeed in preventing service to the current connection, and not to the server as a whole.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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