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Dovecot Directory Traversal Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Tries to list contents of mbox root parent directory in Dovecot

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote IMAP server is affected by a directory traversal

Description :

The remote host is running Dovecot, an open-source IMAP4 / POP3 server
for Linux / Unix.

The version of Dovecot installed on the remote host fails to filter
directory traversal sequences from user-supplied input to IMAP
commands such as LIST and DELETE. An authenticated attacker may be
able to leverage this issue to list directories and files in the mbox
root's parent directory or possibly to delete index files used by the

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Dovecot version 1.0 beta8 or later.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3

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