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<title>Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Qpopper contains two vulnerabilities allowing an attacker to overwrite
arbitrary files and create files with insecure permissions.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">qpopper</product>
<announced>May 23, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 23, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>90622</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-mail/qpopper" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.0.5-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">4.0.5-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Qpopper is a widely used server for the POP3 protocol.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Jens Steube discovered that Qpopper doesn't drop privileges to
process local files from normal users (CAN-2005-1151). The upstream
developers discovered that Qpopper can be forced to create group or
world writeable files (CAN-2005-1152).
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A malicious local attacker could exploit Qpopper to overwrite
arbitrary files as root or create new files which are group or world
writeable.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Qpopper users should upgrade to the latest available version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-mail/qpopper-4.0.5-r3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1151">CAN-2005-1151</uri>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1152">CAN-2005-1152</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 10 May 2005 16:31:30 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 23 May 2005 19:25:37 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>