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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2937

Postfix 2.5 before 2.5.4 and 2.6 before 2.6-20080814 delivers to a mailbox file even when this file is not owned by the recipient, which allows local users to read e-mail messages by creating a mailbox file corresponding to another user's account name.
Publish Date : 2008-08-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2008-07-22 2008-08-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2937 unix
ELSA-2011:0422: postfix security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23277 unix
RHSA-2011:0422: postfix security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21591 unix
RHSA-2011:0422: postfix security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110422 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2937

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Postfix Postfix 2.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Postfix Postfix 2.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Postfix Postfix 2.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Postfix Postfix 2.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Postfix Postfix 2.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Postfix Postfix 5

- References For CVE-2008-2937
VUPEN ADV-2008-2385
GENTOO GLSA-200808-12
BID 30691 Postfix Local Information Disclosure and Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-12-07
XF postfix-email-information-disclosure(44461)
BUGTRAQ 20080821 rPSA-2008-0259-1 postfix

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2937

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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