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[GLSA-200505-17] Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-17
(Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities)


Jens Steube discovered that Qpopper doesn't drop rights to
process local files from normal users (CVE-2005-1151). The upstream
developers discovered that Qpopper can be forced to create group or
world writeable files (CVE-2005-1152).

Impact

A malicious local attacker could exploit Qpopper to overwrite
arbitrary files as root or create new files which are group or world
writeable.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1151
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1152


Solution:
All Qpopper users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/qpopper-4.0.5-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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