GLSA-200505-17 : Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18381


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-17 (Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Jens Steube discovered that Qpopper doesn't drop privileges to process local files from normal users (CAN-2005-1151). The upstream developers discovered that Qpopper can be forced to create group or world writeable files (CAN-2005-1152).
Impact :

A malicious local attacker could exploit Qpopper to overwrite arbitrary files as root or create new files which are group or world writeable.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Qpopper users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/qpopper-4.0.5-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18381

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200505-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/28

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:qpopper, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1151, CVE-2005-1152

OSVDB: 16810, 16811

GLSA: 200505-17