Dovecot: Denial of Service

2014-12-08T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201412-03
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2014-12-08T00:00:00

Description

Background

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server.

Description

Dovecot does not properly close connections, allowing a resource exhaustion for incomplete SSL/TLS handshakes.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dovecot users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dovecot-2.2.13"