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CVE-2008-2937 Detail

Description

Postfix 2.5 before 2.5.4 and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814 delivers to a mailbox file even when this file is not owned by the recipient, which allows local users to read e-mail messages by creating a mailbox file corresponding to another user's account name.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/18/2008

Evaluator Description

Please refer to the following links for additional version information (vendor release notes): Postfix 2.5 - ftp://mirrors.loonybin.net/pub/postfix/official/postfix-2.5.4.RELEASE_NOTES Postfix 2.6 - ftp://mirrors.loonybin.net/pub/postfix/experimental/postfix-2.6-20080814.RELEASE_NOTES

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2937
Original release date:
08/18/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.9 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/19/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=456347 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://ftp.porcupine.org/mirrors/postfix-release/experimental/postfix-2.6-20080814.HISTORY External Source CONFIRM ftp://ftp.porcupine.org/mirrors/postfix-release/experimental/postfix-2.6-20080814.HISTORY
ftp://ftp.porcupine.org/mirrors/postfix-release/official/postfix-2.5.4.HISTORY External Source CONFIRM ftp://ftp.porcupine.org/mirrors/postfix-release/official/postfix-2.5.4.HISTORY
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10705 External Source CONFIRM http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10705
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:040
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-12.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200808-12
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0259 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0259
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:224 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:224
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0422.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0422
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495632/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080821 rPSA-2008-0259-1 postfix
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30691 Patch External Source BID 30691
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2385 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2385
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44461 External Source XF postfix-email-information-disclosure(44461)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2689 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2689
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8595
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8593

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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