FreeBSD : qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities (eb29a575-3381-11da-8340-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21530


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


Jens Steube reports that qpopper is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability. qpopper does not properly drop root privileges so that user-supplied configuration and trace files can be processed with root privileges. This could allow a local attacker to create or modify arbitrary files.

qpopper is also affected by improper umask settings which could allow users to create group or world-writeable files, possibly allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21530

File Name: freebsd_pkg_eb29a575338111da8340000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/11/06

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:freebsd:freebsd:qpopper, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/26

Reference Information

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

Secunia: 15475