MasqMail multiple buffer overflows

masqmail-bo (10605) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

MasqMail is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest masqmail package, as listed below. Refer to DSA 194-1 for more information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 0.1.16-2.1 or later

References:

  • MasqMail Web site: MasqMail.
  • BID-6164: MasqMail Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1279: Multiple buffer overflows in conf.c for Masqmail 0.1.x before 0.1.17, and 0.2.x before 0.2.15, allow local users to gain privileges via certain entries in the configuration file (-C option).
  • DSA-194: masqmail -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 14519: MasqMail -C Parameter Multiple Local Overflows

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Innominate MasqMail

Reported:

Nov 12, 2002

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