CVE-2008-4977

NameCVE-2008-4977
Description** DISPUTED ** postfix_groups.pl in Postfix 2.5.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) /tmp/postfix_groups.stdout, (2) /tmp/postfix_groups.stderr, and (3) /tmp/postfix_groups.message temporary files. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating "This is not a real issue ... users would have to edit a script under /usr/lib to enable it."
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 severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496401

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
postfix (PTS)wheezy2.9.6-2vulnerable
jessie2.11.3-1+deb8u2vulnerable
stretch3.1.8-0+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid3.3.0-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
postfixsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant496401

Notes

Not enabled by default, needs manual modification of a script

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