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CVE-2006-5297 Detail

Description

Race condition in the safe_open function in the Mutt mail client 1.5.12 and earlier, when creating temporary files in an NFS filesystem, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files due to limitations of the use of the O_EXCL flag on NFS filesystems.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/16/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

Evaluator Solution

Race Condition occurs when creating temporary files in an NFS filesystem.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/07/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=211085 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/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. 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
http://marc.info/?l=mutt-dev&m=115999486426292&w=2
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:190
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20733
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0061/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-373-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4176
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10601

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10601
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10601

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5297
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017