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Postfix before 2.3.15 2.4 before 2.4.8 2.5 before 2.5.4 and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814 when the operating system supports hard links to symlinks allows local users to append e-mail messages to a file to which a root-owned symlink points by creating a hard link to this symlink and then sending a message. NOTE: this can be leveraged to gain privileges if there is a symlink to an init script.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10033

Postfix before 2.3.15 2.4 before 2.4.8 2.5 before 2.5.4 and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814 when the operating system supports hard links to symlinks allows local users to append e-mail messages to a file to which a root-owned symlink points by creating a hard link to this symlink and then sending a message. NOTE: this can be leveraged to gain privileges if there is a symlink to an init script.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-2936
Product(s):