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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      Last Modified:  10/16/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5297
Original release date:
10/16/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.2 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=mutt-dev&m=115999486426292&w=2 External Source MLIST [mutt-dev] 20061004 security problem with temp files [was Re: mutt_adv_mktemp() ?]
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:190 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:190
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0386.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0386
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20733 External Source BID 20733
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0061/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0061
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-373-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-373-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4176 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4176
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10601 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10601

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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