Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : postfix vulnerability (USN-636-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that Postfix was not correctly handling
mailbox ownership when dealing with Linux's implementation of
hardlinking to symlinks. In certain mail spool configurations, a local
attacker could exploit this to append data to arbitrary files as the
root user. The default Ubuntu configuration was not vulnerable.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33941 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30691

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2936