openSUSE Security Update : postfix (postfix-194)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 40112


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


When exectuting external programs postfix didn't close the file descriptor of the epoll system call. This could potentially be exploited to shutdown postfix (CVE-2008-3889).


Update the affected postfix packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 40112

File Name: suse_11_0_postfix-080912.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postfix, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postfix-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postfix-mysql, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postfix-postgresql, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3889

CWE: 20