FreeBSD : qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities (eb29a575-3381-11da-8340-000e0c2e438a)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Jens Steube reports that qpopper is vulnerable to a privilege
escalation vulnerability. qpopper does not properly drop root
privileges so that user-supplied configuration and trace files can be
processed with root privileges. This could allow a local attacker to
create or modify arbitrary files.

qpopper is also affected by improper umask settings which could allow
users to create group or world-writeable files, possibly allowing an
attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21530 (freebsd_pkg_eb29a575338111da8340000e0c2e438a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1151

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