FreeBSD : getmail -- symlink vulnerability during maildir delivery (8c33b299-163b-11d9-ac1b-000d614f7fad)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 37686


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


David Watson reports a symlink vulnerability in getmail. If run as root (not the recommended mode of operation), a local user may be able to cause getmail to write files in arbitrary directories via a symlink attack on subdirectories of the maildir.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 37686

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8c33b299163b11d9ac1b000d614f7fad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0881

BID: 11224