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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Novell NetMail Vendors:   Novell
Novell NetMail for Linux Access Permissions May Let Local Users Modify the Binaries
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014251
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1976   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 21 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.5.2a, 3.5.2b, and 3.5.2c
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell NetMail, affecting Linux-based systems. A local user may be able to modify or delete the application.

Certain versions of NetMail as distributed for Linux have files with the owner ID and group ID set to '500'. If there is a user (or group) with this value on the target system, then that user (or a user that is part of that group) can modify or delete the NetMail binary files.

Impact:   A local user may be able to modify or delete the application.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (3.5.2c1) for Linux.

The vendor notes that although only the Linux binaries are affected, this new version has been released for all platforms to ensure version consistency between platforms. Users that have already applied NetMail 3.5.2c for NetWare or Windows do not need to upgrade.

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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