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getmail -- symlink vulnerability during maildir delivery


David Watson reports a symlink vulnerability in getmail. If run as root (not the recommended mode of operation), a local user may be able to cause getmail to write files in arbitrary directories via a symlink attack on subdirectories of the maildir.



portaudit: getmail -- symlink vulnerability during maildir delivery

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