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CVE-2006-5298 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/16/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5298
Original release date:
10/16/2006
Last revised:
10/17/2016
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 between the mktemp and safe_fopen function calls.

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.trustix.org/errata/2006/0061/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0061
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-373-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-373-1

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