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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Postfix Vendors:   Postfix.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Postfix Symlink Dereference Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020701
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020701
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2936   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Postfix. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can hardlink a root-owned symbolic link to the mail spool directory (/var/mail) and cause Postfix to append mail to arbitrary existing files on the target system.

Solaris and Linux-based systems may be affected.

BSD-based, AIX, Mac OS X, and HP-UX are not affected.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/util/safe_open.c'.

Sebastian Krahmer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0839.html

Vendor URL:  postfix.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3, 4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 14 2008 Postfix Symlink Dereference Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:0839-01] Moderate: postfix security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: postfix security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0839-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0839.html
Issue date:        2008-08-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-2936 
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1. Summary:

Updated postfix packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

Postfix is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA), supporting LDAP, SMTP AUTH (SASL),
and TLS.

A flaw was found in the way Postfix dereferences symbolic links. If a local
user has write access to a mail spool directory with no root mailbox, it
may be possible for them to append arbitrary data to files that root has
write permission to. (CVE-2008-2936)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer for responsibly disclosing
this issue.

All users of postfix should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

456314 - CVE-2008-2936 postfix privilege escalation flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ppc.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ppc.rpm

s390:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.s390.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.s390.rpm

s390x:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.s390x.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.0.16-14.1.RHEL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm

ppc:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ppc.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ppc.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ppc.rpm

s390:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390.rpm

s390x:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390x.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390x.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.2.10-1.2.1.el4_7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.i386.rpm

ia64:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ia64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ia64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ppc.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ppc.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.ppc.rpm

s390x:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.s390x.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.s390x.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
postfix-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
postfix-debuginfo-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
postfix-pflogsumm-2.3.3-2.1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2936
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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