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Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2004-1808
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:42:24
Published 31 Dec 2004 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Extcompose in metamail does not verify the output file before writing to it, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Metamail Corporation Metamail 2.7


XF - metamail-extcompose-symlink(15460)

BID - 9850

BUGTRAQ - 20040312 Metamail 'extcompose' script Symlink Vulnerability

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:39:11