XMail < 1.27 Insecure Temporary File Creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 44942


The remote host is running a mail server that creates temporary files insecurely.


According to its SMTP service banner, the version of XMail running on the remote host creates temporary files insecurely.

A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files by using symlink attacks, which could lead to privilege escalation.


Upgrade to XMail 1.27 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 44942

File Name: xmail_1_27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2010/03/01

Modified: 2011/03/11

Dependencies: 10263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/25

Reference Information

BID: 38427

OSVDB: 62586

Secunia: 38734