Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDKSA-2003:081)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the postfix MTA by Michal
Zalewski. Versions prior to 1.1.12 would allow an attacker to bounce-
scan private networks or use the daemon as a DDoS (Distributed Denial
of Service) tool by forcing the daemon to connect to an arbitrary
service at an arbitrary IP address and receiving either a bounce
message or by timing. As well, versions prior to 1.1.12 have a bug
where a malformed envelope address can cause the queue manager to lock
up until an entry is removed from the queue and also lock up the SMTP
listener leading to a DoS.

Postfix version 1.1.13 corrects these issues. The provided packages
have been patched to fix the vulnerabilities.

Solution :

Update the affected postfix package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14063 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-081.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0468
CVE-2003-0540

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