FreeBSD : qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities (eb29a575-3381-11da-8340-000e0c2e438a)
High Nessus Plugin ID 21530
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionJens 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.