FreeBSD : ifmail -- unsafe set-user-ID application (746ca1ac-21ec-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36837


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


Niels Heinen reports that ifmail allows one to specify a configuration file. Since ifmail runs set-user-ID `news', this may allow a local attacker to write to arbitrary files or execute arbitrary commands as the `news' user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36837

File Name: freebsd_pkg_746ca1ac21ec11d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ifmail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/23