GLSA-200505-17 : Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-17
(Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Jens Steube discovered that Qpopper doesn't drop privileges to
process local files from normal users (CAN-2005-1151). The upstream
developers discovered that Qpopper can be forced to create group or
world writeable files (CAN-2005-1152).

Impact :

A malicious local attacker could exploit Qpopper to overwrite
arbitrary files as root or create new files which are group or world
writeable.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-17.xml

Solution :

All Qpopper users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/qpopper-4.0.5-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18381 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1151
CVE-2005-1152