openSUSE Security Update : postfix (postfix-1969)

High Nessus Plugin ID 44623


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The value of SMTPD_LISTEN_REMOTE accidentally defaulted to 'yes'. The postfix smtp daemon therefore was reachable over the network by default. This update therefore resets the value to 'no' in /etc/sysconfig/mail. If you intentionally want postfix to listen for remote connection you need to manually set it to 'yes' again.

This update also fixes a problem where the relay database was not created and postfix refused to start.


Update the affected postfix packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44623

File Name: suse_11_2_postfix-100201.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/16

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0230

CWE: 264