Descriptiongetmail 4.x before 4.2.0, and other versions before 3.2.5, when run as root, allows local users to write files in arbitrary directories via a symlink attack on subdirectories in the maildir.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
getmail (PTS)buster, sid5.5-3fixed

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