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.
Published 2006-10-16 19:07:00
Updated 2016-10-18 03:41:21
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-5298

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-5298

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.2
LOW AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
1.9
2.9
NIST

Vendor statements for CVE-2006-5298

  • Red Hat 2007-09-07
    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.

Products affected by CVE-2006-5298

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