CVE-2008-3889

Published: 12 September 2008

Postfix 2.4 before 2.4.9, 2.5 before 2.5.5, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080902, when used with the Linux 2.6 kernel, leaks epoll file descriptors during execution of "non-Postfix" commands, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (application slowdown or exit) via a crafted command, as demonstrated by a command in a .forward file.

From the Ubuntu security team

Wietse Venema discovered that Postfix leaked internal file descriptors when executing non-Postfix commands. A local attacker could exploit this to cause Postfix to run out of descriptors, leading to a denial of service.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
postfix
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.5.5)