Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDVSA-2008:171)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team discovered a flaw in the
way Postfix dereferenced symbolic links. If a local user had write
access to a mail spool directory without a root mailbox file, it could
be possible for them to append arbitrary data to files that root had
write permissions to (CVE-2008-2936).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37883 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-171.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30691

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2936

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