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[GLSA-200505-17] Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-17
(Qpopper: Multiple Vulnerabilities)
Jens Steube discovered that Qpopper doesn't drop rights to
process local files from normal users (CVE-2005-1151). The upstream
developers discovered that Qpopper can be forced to create group or
world writeable files (CVE-2005-1152).
A malicious local attacker could exploit Qpopper to overwrite
arbitrary files as root or create new files which are group or world
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Qpopper users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/qpopper-4.0.5-r3"
Threat Level: Medium
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