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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1631

Original release date: 05/14/2009
Last revised: 05/23/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Mailer component in Evolution 2.26.1 and earlier uses world-readable permissions for the .evolution directory, and certain directories and files under .evolution/ related to local mail, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading these files.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/07/2009)
Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. By default, user home directories are created with mode 0700 permissions, which would not expose the ~/.evolution/ directory regardless of its own permissions. If a user intentionally relaxes permissions on their home directory, they should be auditing all files and directories in order to not expose unwanted files to other local users.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498648
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581604
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090512 CVE Request (evolution)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526409
External Source: BID
Name: 34921

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)