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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36904 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30977

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3889