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Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:12:29 +0100
From: Matthias Weckbecker <>
	Kurt Seifried <>
Cc: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Dovecot DoS in 2.x (fixed in

Hi Kurt, Vincent, vendors, ...

Quoting Kurt Seifried <>:
> Hash: SHA1
> On 12/03/2012 10:33 AM, Vincent Danen wrote:
>> Could a CVE be assigned for the following please?
>> Dovecot 2.1.11 was released and includes a fix for a crash
>> condition when the IMAP server was issued a SEARCH command with
>> multiple KEYWORD parameters.  An authenticated remote user could
>> use this flaw to crash Dovecot.
>> Thanks.
> Please use CVE-2012-5620 for this issue.

We were discussing this issue too at [1] and think that it does only
affect the current connection, no subsequent (i.e. new) connections
are affected.

What's your opinion wrt this?


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> Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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