FreeBSD : ifmail -- unsafe set-user-ID application (746ca1ac-21ec-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Niels Heinen reports that ifmail allows one to specify a configuration
file. Since ifmail runs set-user-ID `news', this may allow a local
attacker to write to arbitrary files or execute arbitrary commands as
the `news' user.

See also :

https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/120295
http://www.nessus.org/u?8185b2d5

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36837 (freebsd_pkg_746ca1ac21ec11d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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