Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
main.C in maildrop 2.3.0 and earlier, when run by root with the -d option, uses the gid of root for execution of the .mailfilter file in a user's home directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted file.
CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls
CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.