Pine < 4.63 rpdump Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2814


The remote host is vulnerable to a local flaw in the way that it creates temporary files.


Pine versions 4.62 and below suffer from a vulnerability with the rpdump utility. Rpdump ships with Pine by default. This version of rpdump is vulnerable to a local file-access race condition. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need local access to the machine as well as the knowledge of when a user was using rpdump. Successful exploitation results in elevation of privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2814

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/04/11

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1100

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 2.8

Temporal Score: 2.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1066

BID: 13093