Uninstall cyrus-imapd Package


The cyrus-imapd package can be removed with the following command:

$ apt-get remove cyrus-imapd


If there is no need to make the cyrus-imapd software available, removing it provides a safeguard against its activation.


Shell script

The following script can be run on the host to remediate the issue.


# CAUTION: This remediation script will remove cyrus-imapd
#	   from the system, and may remove any packages
#	   that depend on cyrus-imapd. Execute this
#	   remediation AFTER testing on a non-production
#	   system!

DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get remove -y "cyrus-imapd"

Ansible playbook

The following playbook can be run with Ansible to remediate the issue.

- name: Ensure cyrus-imapd is removed
    name: cyrus-imapd
    state: absent
  - disable_strategy
  - low_complexity
  - low_disruption
  - no_reboot_needed
  - package_cyrus-imapd_removed
  - unknown_severity