Mailmgr insecure temporary directory

mailmgr-insecure-temp-directory (15203) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mailmgr could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The unsort, tmp, and sort scripts create insecure temporary files. A local attacker could create a symbolic link for a file in /tmp to an arbitrary file on the system, which could allow the attacker to view, create or overwrite arbitrary files on the system with privileges of the Mailmgr user.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Mailmgr (1.2.3 or later), available from the FreshPorts Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Sarg Mailmgr prior to 1.2.3

Reported:

Feb 13, 2004

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