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qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities


Jens Steube reports that qpopper is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability. qpopper does not properly drop root privileges so that user supplied configuration and trace files can be processed with root privileges. This could allow a local attacker to create or modify arbitrary files.

qpopper is also affected by improper umask settings which could allow users to create group or world-writeable files, possibly allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.



portaudit: qpopper -- multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities

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