MDaemon File Creation Local Privilege Escalation

high Nessus Plugin ID 15823


The remote mail server is prone to a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


It is reported that versions of MDaemon up to and including 7.2.0 are affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.

An local attacker may increase his privilege and execute code with SYSTEM privileges.


Upgrade to MDaemon 7.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15823

File Name: mdaemon_local_privileges.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Published: 11/24/2004

Updated: 4/7/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:alt-n:mdaemon

Required KB Items: mdaemon/installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2504

BID: 11736