Mailmgr insecure temporary directory

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


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.


Gain Privileges


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


Platforms Affected:

  • Sarg Mailmgr prior to 1.2.3


Feb 13, 2004

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