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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3961-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3961-1
Posted May 1, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3961-1 - It was discovered that the Dovecot Submission login service incorrectly handled certain operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-11494
MD5 | 7383cd3cc90d5fe74db56ff1543d23d0

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3961-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3961-1
April 30, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10

Summary:

Dovecot could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
traffic.

Software Description:
- dovecot: IMAP and POP3 email server

Details:

It was discovered that the Dovecot Submission login service incorrectly
handled certain operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause Dovecot to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
dovecot-core 1:2.3.4.1-1ubuntu2.2
dovecot-submissiond 1:2.3.4.1-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 18.10:
dovecot-core 1:2.3.2.1-1ubuntu3.4
dovecot-submissiond 1:2.3.2.1-1ubuntu3.4

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3961-1
CVE-2019-11494, CVE-2019-11499

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dovecot/1:2.3.4.1-1ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dovecot/1:2.3.2.1-1ubuntu3.4

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