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[PLSA 2008-40] Postfix: Denial of Service
From: Pınar Yanardağ <pinar () pardus org tr>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 04:12:34 +0300

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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-40            security () pardus org tr
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       Date: 2008-09-06
   Severity: 1
       Type: Local
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Summary
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A security issue has been reported in Postfix, which can be exploited by
malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).


Description
===========

The security issue is caused due to  Postfix  leaking  the  epoll  file
descriptor when executing non-Postfix commands, which can be  exploited
to cause a DoS.



The security issue only affects Postfix 2.4 or later in combination with
epoll (e.g. Linux 2.6).



Affected packages:

   Pardus 2008:
     postfix, all before 2.5.4-21-5


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for postfix. You can update them via Package Manager
or with a single command from console:

     pisi up postfix

References
==========

   * http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=8114
   * http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html
   * http://secunia.com/advisories/31716/

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-- 
Pınar Yanardağ
Pardus Security Team
http://security.pardus.org.tr


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