CVE-2008-2937 Detail

Current 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.


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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

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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
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
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10705
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00002.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-12.xml
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0259
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:224
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0422.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495632/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30691 Patch 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2385
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44461
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2689
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2937
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE