DBmail: Data disclosure
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200804-24 / dbmail
||April 18, 2008
||April 18, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in DBMail could allow for passwordless login to any account
under certain configurations.
DBMail is a mail storage and retrieval daemon that uses SQL databases
as its data store. IMAP and POP3 can be used to retrieve mails from the
A vulnerability in DBMail's authldap module when used in conjunction
with an Active Directory server has been reported by vugluskr. When
passing a zero length password to the module, it tries to bind
anonymously to the LDAP server. If the LDAP server allows anonymous
binds, this bind succeeds and results in a successful authentication to
By passing an empty password string to the server, an attacker could be
able to log in to any account.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All DBMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dbmail-2.2.9"