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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
Description Last Modified:  05/14/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526409 Exploit
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581604
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/05/12/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34921
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498648

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1631
NVD Published Date:
05/14/2009
NVD Last Modified:
05/23/2009