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ifmail -- unsafe set-user-ID application

Affected packages
ifmail <= 2.15_4


VuXML ID 746ca1ac-21ec-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad
Discovery 2004-08-23
Entry 2004-10-19
Modified 2015-05-01

Niels Heinen reports that ifmail allows one to specify a configuration file. Since ifmail runs set-user-ID `news', this may allow a local attacker to write to arbitrary files or execute arbitrary commands as the `news' user.