Qualcomm Qpopper poppassd Local Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3243


The host is vulnerable to a local file access flaw.


The remote host is running Qpopper, a POP3 mail server for Unix-type systems. This version of Qpopper is vulnerable to a local configuration flaws. A local attacker exploiting these flaws would be able to elevate privileges on the Qpopper system.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3243

Family: POP Server

Published: 2005/09/28

Updated: 2019/03/06

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:qualcomm:qpopper

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3098

BID: 14944