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Vulnerability of Dovecot IMAP server: denial of service via RPA Authentication Message

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via RPA Authentication Message of Dovecot IMAP server, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 12/08/2020.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2020-12674, DLA-2328-1, DSA-4745-1, FEDORA-2020-cd8b8f887b, FEDORA-2020-d737c57172, openSUSE-SU-2020:1241-1, openSUSE-SU-2020:1262-1, RHSA-2020:3617-01, RHSA-2020:3713-01, RHSA-2020:3735-01, RHSA-2020:3736-01, SUSE-SU-2020:2266-1, SUSE-SU-2020:2267-1, SUSE-SU-2020:2274-1, USN-4456-1, USN-4456-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-33066.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a fatal error via RPA Authentication Message of Dovecot IMAP server, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This cybersecurity threat impacts software or systems such as Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security threat.

Solutions for this threat 

cPanel WHM: version 11.86.0.30.
The version 11.86.0.30 is fixed:
  https://www.cpanel.net/

Debian 10: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 10: dovecot 1:2.3.4.1-5+deb10u3

Debian 9: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 9: dovecot 1:2.2.27-3+deb9u6

Fedora 31: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 31: dovecot 2.3.11.3-4.fc31

Fedora 32: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 32: dovecot 2.3.11.3-5.fc32

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new dovecot23 packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: dovecot23 2.3.10-lp151.2.12.1

openSUSE Leap 15.2: new dovecot23 packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.2: dovecot23 2.3.10-lp152.2.3.1

RHEL 7.8: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7.8: dovecot 2.2.36-6.el7_8.1

RHEL 8.0: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 8.0: dovecot 2.2.36-5.el8_0.3

RHEL 8.1: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 8.1: dovecot 2.2.36-10.el8_1.2

RHEL 8.2: new dovecot packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 8.2: dovecot 2.3.8-2.el8_2.2

SUSE LE 12: new dovecot22 packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: dovecot22 2.2.31-19.22.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: dovecot22 2.2.31-19.22.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: dovecot22 2.2.31-19.22.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: dovecot22 2.2.31-19.22.1

SUSE LE 15 RTM-SP1: new dovecot23 packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: dovecot23 2.3.10-4.27.1
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: dovecot23 2.3.10-16.1

Ubuntu: new dovecot-core packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: dovecot-core 1:2.3.7.2-1ubuntu3.2
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: dovecot-core 1:2.2.33.2-1ubuntu4.6
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: dovecot-core 1:2.2.22-1ubuntu2.13
  Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: dovecot-core 1:2.2.9-1ubuntu2.6+esm3
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