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[ASA-201903-16] dovecot: privilege escalation
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201903-16 ========================================== Severity: High Date : 2019-03-28 CVE-ID : CVE-2019-7524 Package : dovecot Type : privilege escalation Remote : No Link : Summary ======= The package <a href="/package/dovecot">dovecot</a> before version is vulnerable to privilege escalation. Resolution ========== Upgrade to # pacman -Syu "dovecot>=" The problem has been fixed upstream in version Workaround ========== None. Description =========== A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in <a href="/package/dovecot">Dovecot</a> versions prior to When reading FTS or POP3-UIDL header from <a href="/package/dovecot">dovecot</a> index, the input buffer size is not bound, and data is copied to target structure causing stack overflow. This can be used for local root privilege escalation or executing arbitrary code in <a href="/package/dovecot">dovecot</a> process context. This requires ability to directly modify <a href="/package/dovecot">dovecot</a> indexes. Impact ====== A local attacker with the ability to alter FTS or POP3-UIDL files can escalate privileges to root. References ==========