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Qualcomm QPopper 'poppassd' Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

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Qualcomm QPopper 'poppassd' Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/31/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
07/15/2012

Description

The 'poppassd' binary shipped with QPopper fails to ensure that its path is set correctly before executing external programs. Because this binary is setuid root, a local attacker can take advantage of this vulnerability to gain root privileges.

Solution(s)

  • pop-qpopper-poppassd-privilege-elevation-workaround

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