FreeBSD : getmail -- symlink vulnerability during maildir delivery (8c33b299-163b-11d9-ac1b-000d614f7fad)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

David Watson reports a symlink vulnerability in getmail. If run as
root (not the recommended mode of operation), a local user may be able
to cause getmail to write files in arbitrary directories via a symlink
attack on subdirectories of the maildir.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=109571883130372
http://www.nessus.org/u?475637e2

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37686 (freebsd_pkg_8c33b299163b11d9ac1b000d614f7fad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 11224

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0881

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