policyd-weight -- insecure temporary files

2008-03-27T00:00:00
ID DSA-1531
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2008-03-27T00:00:00

Description

Chris Howells discovered that policyd-weight, a policy daemon for the Postfix mail transport agent, created its socket in an insecure way, which may be exploited to overwrite or remove arbitrary files from the local system.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.14-beta-6etch2.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain a policyd-weight package.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your policyd-weight package.