[Bug 258162] Re: Postfix local privilege escalation via hardlinked symlinks

LaMont Jones lamont.jones at ubuntu.com
Fri Aug 15 15:48:14 BST 2008

It's CVE-2008-2936, and fixed in:
2.2.10-1ubuntu0.2 (dapper)
2.3.8-2ubuntu0.1 (feisty)
2.4.5-3ubuntu1.1 (gutsy)
2.5.1-2ubuntu1 (hardy)
2.5.4-1 (intrepid)

None of these have hit the archive, see also https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postfix/+bug/257893
I'd expect to see the -security stuff shortly.

CVE-2008-2937 was also assigned for the issue that was fixed in 2.5.3, which applies if you have a mode 1777 /var/mail.
That should not be confused with any sane configuration of mail.


** CVE added: http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2008-2937

** Changed in: postfix (Ubuntu)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

Postfix local privilege escalation via hardlinked symlinks
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