maildrop group privilege escalation
|maildrop-group-priv-escalation (55980)||High Risk|
maildrop could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by improper restrictions set on supplementary groups when compiled without RESET_GID. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges and perform arbitrary tasks on the application with root privileges.
Upgrade to the latest version of maildrop, available from the maildrop Web site. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #564601: possible problems when switching UID/GIDs in delivery mode when run as root.
- Maildrop Web site: maildrop - mail delivery agent with filtering abilities.
- CVE-2010-0301: main.C in maildrop 2.3.0 and earlier, when run by root with the -d option, uses the gid of root for execution of the .mailfilter file in a user's home directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted file.
- DSA-1981: maildrop -- privilege escalation
- GLSA-201009-02: Maildrop: privilege escalation
- MDVSA-2010:038: maildrop
- OSVDB ID: 61986: maildrop main.C Supplementary Group Local Privilege Escalation
- SA38367: maildrop Privilege Escalation Security Issue
- SECTRACK ID: 1023515: Maildrop Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Group Privileges
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Debian Debian Linux 5.0
- Double Precision Maildrop
- Gentoo Linux
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
- Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
- Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
Jan 10, 2010
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