Scientific Linux Security Update : postfix on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60464


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


A flaw was found in the way Postfix dereferences symbolic links. If a local user has write access to a mail spool directory with no root mailbox, it may be possible for them to append arbitrary data to files that root has write permission to. (CVE-2008-2936)


Update the affected postfix and / or postfix-pflogsumm packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60464

File Name: sl_20080814_postfix_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/03/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2936

CWE: 264