XMail < 1.27 Insecure Temporary File Creation

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5347


The remote SMTP server is vulnerable to a symlink attack.


The remote mail server is running a version of XMail earlier than 1.27. Such versions are potentially affected by a flaw that may allow an attacker with local access to the host to delete or corrupt arbitrary files, due to the application creating temporary files in an insecure manner.


Upgrade to XMail 1.27 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 5347

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2010/03/01

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 44942

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/25

Reference Information

BID: 38427