Scientific Linux Security Update : postfix on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way Postfix dereferences symbolic links. If a
local user has write access to a mail spool directory with no root
mailbox, it may be possible for them to append arbitrary data to files
that root has write permission to. (CVE-2008-2936)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?42068dbe

Solution :

Update the affected postfix and / or postfix-pflogsumm packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60464 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2936