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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Maildrop Vendors:   Double Precision, Inc.
Maildrop Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Group Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023515
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0301   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 9 2010
Original Entry Date:  Jan 28 2010
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Maildrop. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

On systems where the mail directory does not use the sticky bit, the '-d' command switch does not properly change the group privileges. A local user can obtain root group privileges.

The vulnerability resides in 'maildrop/main.C'.

Christoph Anton Mitterer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root group privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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