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Subject: [suse-security-announce] SuSE Security Announcement - SuSE Linux IMAP Server
From: Marc Heuse (marcsuse.de)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 14:07:24 CST


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                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package: SuSE Linux IMAP Server
        Date: Wed Mar 15 20:41:42 CET 2000

        Affected SuSE versions: SuSE Linux IMAP Server
        Vulnerability Type: remote unauthorized access
        SuSE default package: not a SuSE Linux Distribution package
        Other affected systems: no
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A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only.
There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
the update package.
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1. Problem Description

  A vulnerability in the SuSE Linux IMAP Server - which is unrelated to
  the SuSE Linux Distribution (which is unaffected) - was found which
  allows remote users to circumvented the imap authentication.

2. Impact

  An attacker can receive imap administrator privilige which can be used
  e.g. to create or delete folders.

3. Solution

  Install the security fix from our FTP server.
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Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:

bf746792686246b631996af8144f45d2 http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/susesoft/imas/imasupd/secfix.tgz
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You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update for Alpha processors

or this special update at:

  http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/susesoft/imas/imasupd/secfix.tgz

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
  http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
  http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
  http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
  http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
  securitysuse.de
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team <securitysuse.de>

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