Postfix email information disclosure

postfix-email-information-disclosure (44461) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Postfix could allow a local attacker with create permissions to the mail spool directory to obtain sensitive information. The destination ownership is not properly verified during email delivery. By creating an insecure mailbox file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read other user's mail.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 1.9
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Postfix (2.5.4 Patchlevel 4 or later), available from the Postfix Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • Wietse Venema Postfix 2.5.0
  • Wietse Venema Postfix 2.5.1
  • Wietse Venema Postfix 2.5.2
  • Wietse Venema Postfix 2.5.3
  • Wietse Venema Postfix 2.6.0
  • Wietse Venema Postfix

Reported:

Aug 14, 2008

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