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Postfix: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-33 / Postfix
Release Date June 25, 2012
Latest Revision June 25, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
mail-mta/postfix < 2.7.4 >= 2.7.4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #358085, #366605


A vulnerability has been found in Postfix, the worst of which possibly allowing remote code execution.

2.  Impact Information


Postfix is Wietse Venema’s mailer that attempts to be fast, easy to administer, and secure, as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program.


A vulnerability have been discovered in Postfix. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.


An attacker could perform a man-in-the-middle attack and inject SMTP commands during the plaintext to TLS session switch or might execute arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Postfix users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/postfix-2.7.4"

4.  References


Page updated June 25, 2012

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