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ifmail -- unsafe set-user-ID application


Niels Heinen reports that ifmail allows one to specify a configuration file. Since ifmail runs set-user-ID `news', this may allow a local attacker to write to arbitrary files or execute arbitrary commands as the `news' user.



portaudit: ifmail -- unsafe set-user-ID application

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