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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5298

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.
Publish Date : 2006-10-16 Last Update Date : 2016-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: 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: 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.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5298

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mutt Mutt * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mutt Mutt 0.95.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mutt Mutt 1.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mutt Mutt 1.2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mutt Mutt Ol * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.24 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.25 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.27 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.28 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mutt Mutt 1.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mutt Mutt 1.5.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mutt Mutt 24

- References For CVE-2006-5298
TRUSTIX 2006-0061
MLIST [mutt-dev] 20061004 security problem with temp files [was Re: mutt_adv_mktemp() ?]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5298

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