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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5297

Race condition in the safe_open function in the Mutt mail client 1.5.12 and earlier, when creating temporary files in an NFS filesystem, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files due to limitations of the use of the O_EXCL flag on NFS filesystems.
Publish Date : 2006-10-16 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-10-04 2006-10-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2007:0386: mutt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22532 unix
Race condition in the safe_open function in the Mutt mail client 1.5.12 and earlier, when creating temporary files in an... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10601 unix
RHSA-2007:0386: mutt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070386 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5297

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mutt Mutt 0.95.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mutt Mutt 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mutt Mutt 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mutt Mutt 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 Ol Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mutt Mutt Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mutt Mutt 1.3.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mutt Mutt Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mutt Mutt 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mutt Mutt 1.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mutt Mutt 1.5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mutt Mutt 24

- References For CVE-2006-5297
VUPEN ADV-2006-4176
TRUSTIX 2006-0061
BID 20733 Mutt Insecure Temporary File Creation Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-06-08
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0386
MLIST [mutt-dev] 20061004 security problem with temp files [was Re: mutt_adv_mktemp() ?]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5297

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