Upstream information

CVE-2008-2936 at MITRE

Description

Postfix before 2.3.15, 2.4 before 2.4.8, 2.5 before 2.5.4, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814, when the operating system supports hard links to symlinks, allows local users to append e-mail messages to a file to which a root-owned symlink points, by creating a hard link to this symlink and then sending a message. NOTE: this can be leveraged to gain privileges if there is a symlink to an init script.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.2
Vector AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 409120 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 11.0
  • postfix-debuginfo >= 2.5.1-28.3
  • postfix-debugsource >= 2.5.1-28.3
openSUSE 11.0
  • postfix >= 2.5.1-28.3
  • postfix-devel >= 2.5.1-28.3
  • postfix-mysql >= 2.5.1-28.3
  • postfix-postgresql >= 2.5.1-28.3
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
  • postfix >= 2.1.1-1.24
sles9-nlpos.x86
sles9-nld.x86
core9.x86
sled10.x86
sles10-sp2.ppc
sles10.x86-64
sles9-oes.x86
core9.ppc
sled10-sp2.x86
sles10.x86
sles10-sp2.x86
core9.x86-64
sles10.s390x
sled10-sp2.x86-64
core9.s390
sles10-sp2.x86-64
sles10.ia64
core9.ia64
sles10-sp2.ia64
sled10.x86-64
sles10.ppc
core9.s390x
sles10-sp2.s390x
sles9-nld.x86-64
ZYPP Patch Nr: 5500