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qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities

Affected packages
4.0 <= qpopper <= 4.0.5


VuXML ID eb29a575-3381-11da-8340-000e0c2e438a
Discovery 2005-05-26
Entry 2005-11-07
Modified 2005-11-26

Jens Steube reports that qpopper is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability. qpopper does not properly drop root privileges so that user supplied configuration and trace files can be processed with root privileges. This could allow a local attacker to create or modify arbitrary files.

qpopper is also affected by improper umask settings which could allow users to create group or world-writeable files, possibly allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.


CVE Name CVE-2005-1151
CVE Name CVE-2005-1152