Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : postfix vulnerability (USN-642-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Wietse Venema discovered that Postfix leaked internal file descriptors
when executing non-Postfix commands. A local attacker could exploit
this to cause Postfix to run out of descriptors, leading to a denial
of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36904 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30977

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3889