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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-32
(getmail: Filesystem overwrite vulnerability)
David Watson discovered a vulnerability in getmail when it is
configured to run as root and deliver mail to the maildirs/mbox files
of untrusted local users. A malicious local user can then exploit a
race condition, or a similar symlink attack, and potentially cause
getmail to create or overwrite files in any directory on the system.
An untrusted local user could potentially create or overwrite files in
any directory on the system. This vulnerability may also be exploited
to have arbitrary commands executed as root.
Do not run getmail as a privileged user
or, in version 4, use an
external MDA with explicitly configured user and group privileges.
See also :
All getmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-mail/getmail-4.2.0'
# emerge '>=net-mail/getmail-4.2.0'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1