CVE-2006-5298 Detail

Current Description

The mutt_adv_mktemp function in the Mutt mail client 1.5.12 and earlier does not properly verify that temporary files have been created with restricted permissions, which might allow local users to create files with weak permissions via a race condition between the mktemp and safe_fopen function calls.


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Evaluator Solution

Race Condition occurs between the mktemp and safe_fopen function calls.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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.trustix.org/errata/2006/0061/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-373-1

Weakness Enumeration

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5298
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016
Source:
MITRE