GLSA-201009-02 : Maildrop: privilege escalation

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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-201009-02
(Maildrop: privilege escalation)

Christoph Anton Mitterer reported that maildrop does not properly drop
its privileges when run as root.

Impact :

A local attacker could create a specially crafted .mailfilter file,
possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary commands with the 'root'
group privileges. NOTE: Successful exploitation requires that maildrop
is run as root with the -d option.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201009-02.xml

Solution :

All maildrop users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/maildrop-2.4.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49115 (gentoo_GLSA-201009-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0301