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Postfix vulnerability (CVE-2008-2936)

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Postfix vulnerability (CVE-2008-2936)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/03/2014
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Postfix before 2.3.15, 2.4 before 2.4.8, 2.5 before 2.5.4, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814, when the operating system supports hard links to symlinks, allows local users to append e-mail messages to a file to which a root-owned symlink points, by creating a hard link to this symlink and then sending a message. NOTE: this can be leveraged to gain privileges if there is a symlink to an init script.

Solution(s)

  • postfix-upgrade-latest

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