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CVE-2009-1631 Detail

Description

The Mailer component in Evolution 2.26.1 and earlier uses world-readable permissions for the .evolution directory, and certain directories and files under .evolution/ related to local mail, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading these files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/14/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1631
Original release date:
05/14/2009
Last revised:
05/23/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/07/2009)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. By default, user home directories are created with mode 0700 permissions, which would not expose the ~/.evolution/ directory regardless of its own permissions. If a user intentionally relaxes permissions on their home directory, they should be auditing all files and directories in order to not expose unwanted files to other local users.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526409 Exploit External Source MISC http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526409
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581604 External Source MISC http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581604
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/05/12/6 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090512 CVE Request (evolution)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34921 External Source BID 34921
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498648 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498648

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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