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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVA-2008:241 ] mailscanner Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Local users can use symlink attacks throughout a flaw on trend-autoupdate script of MailScanner by using /tmp/opr.ini.##### or /tmp/lpt temporary file (CVE-2008-5140).

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                          MDVA-2008:241

 Package : mailscanner
 Date    : December 22, 2008
 Affected: Corporate 4.0

 Problem Description:

 Local users can use symlink attacks throughout a flaw on
 trend-autoupdate script of MailScanner by using /tmp/opr.ini.#####
 or /tmp/lpt temporary file (CVE-2008-5140).
 Local users can use symlink attacks throughout flaws on
 clamav-autoupdate, panda-autoupdate and rav-autoupdate scripts of
 MailScanner by using ClamAV.update.log, and RavBusy.lock
 temporary files (CVE-2008-5312).
 Local users can use symlink attacks throughout flaws on
 kaspersky-wrapper, bitdefender-wrapper, rav-wrapper scripts and,,, MailScanner perl modules
 by using kavoutput.tmp.27073, log.bdc.27073, report.vir.27073,
 MailScanner.ownertest.27073, tnef.27073 and MS.bayes.rebuild.lock
 temporary files (CVE-2008-5313).
 Further MailScanner had symlink flaws on antivir-autoupdate,
 bitdefender-autoupdate, clamav-autoupdate, etrust-autoupdate,
 generic-autoupdate, inoculan-autoupdate, kaspersky-autoupdate,
 nod32-autoupdate, norman-autoupdate, rav-autoupdate,
 sophos-autoupdate, symscanengine-autoupdate, vexira-autoupdate,
 f-prot-autoupdate and css-autoupdate scripts under following
 temporary vulnerable files: AntiVirBusy.lock, BitDefenderBusy.lock,
 ClamAVBusy.lock, eTrustBusy.lock, GenericBusy.lock, InoculanBusy.lock,
 KasperskyBusy.lock, Nod32Busy.lock, NormanBusy.lock, RavBusy.lock,
 SophosBusy.lock, SymScanEngineBusy.lock, VexiraBusy.lock,
 FProtBusy.lock and SYMCScan.lock.
 This update provides fix for all symlink flaws described on this
 security advisory.


 Updated Packages:

 Corporate 4.0:
 4e93bc7c48ec8f65122d263237b99ec9  corporate/4.0/i586/mailscanner-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.noarch.rpm
 f92acdbed4f63778609726eaa2dc8fd1  corporate/4.0/i586/mailscanner-spamassassin-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.noarch.rpm 
 35f1b7e0cc1534def4394e7bec95ab48  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/mailscanner-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
 4e93bc7c48ec8f65122d263237b99ec9  corporate/4.0/x86_64/mailscanner-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.noarch.rpm
 f92acdbed4f63778609726eaa2dc8fd1  corporate/4.0/x86_64/mailscanner-spamassassin-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.noarch.rpm 
 35f1b7e0cc1534def4394e7bec95ab48  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/mailscanner-4.55.9_1-3.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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