Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDVSA-2008:171)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37883


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team discovered a flaw in the way Postfix dereferenced symbolic links. If a local user had write access to a mail spool directory without a root mailbox file, it could be possible for them to append arbitrary data to files that root had write permissions to (CVE-2008-2936).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37883

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-171.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64postfix1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpostfix1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-pcre, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-pgsql, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2936

BID: 30691

OSVDB: 47658

MDVSA: 2008:171

CWE: 264