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CVE-2008-2937 Detail


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 - Postfix 2.6 -

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.9 LOW
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
Exploitability Subscore:
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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: 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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:040 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200808-12 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:224 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0422 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080821 rPSA-2008-0259-1 postfix Patch External Source BID 30691 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2385 External Source XF postfix-email-information-disclosure(44461) External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8595 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8593

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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