CVE-2006-1174 Detail

Current Description

useradd in shadow-utils before 4.0.3, and possibly other versions before 4.0.8, does not provide a required argument to the open function when creating a new user mailbox, which causes the mailbox to be created with unpredictable permissions and possibly allows attackers to read or modify the mailbox.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (09/06/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bugs: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193053 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229194 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc
http://cvs.pld.org.pl/shadow/NEWS?rev=1.109
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-249.htm
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/312692 US Government Resource 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/468336/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18111 Patch 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018221
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2006 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229 Vendor Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26958
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1357
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10807

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1174
NVD Published Date:
05/28/2006
NVD Last Modified:
08/11/2020
Source:
MITRE