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Bug 211085 - (CVE-2006-5297) CVE-2006-5297 Multiple mutt tempfile race conditions
CVE-2006-5297 Multiple mutt tempfile race conditions
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Depends On: 838048
Blocks: 213274
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Reported: 2006-10-17 05:18 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2018-08-15 18:44 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0386
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-04 04:03:39 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0386 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: mutt security update 2008-01-07 17:02:34 EST

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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2006-10-17 05:18:34 EDT
Description of problem:

Mutt contains two race condition issues in its temporary file handling system.
First one is caused by O_EXCL problem on NFS volumes (CVE-2006-5297). Second one
is lack of check of file mode and ownership of temporary file after file
creation attempt (CVE-2006-5298).                                              

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

All mutt versions prior to 1.5.12
mutt 1.4.1-12.el4

How reproducible:

Racing with mutt wile it attempts to create and use a temporary file.

This [1] is how was the issue fixed in mutt's CVS, following the discussion and
patch proposal in mutt-dev mailing list [2]. Eventually review.

[1] http://dev.mutt.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/mutt/lib.c?r1=3.20&r2=3.21
[2] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=mutt-dev&m=115999486426292&w=2
Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2006-10-17 05:30:22 EDT
Also Affects RHEL 2.1, RHEL 3, RHEL 4, and FC 1 to FC 5.
Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-10-24 12:03:36 EDT
The O_EXCL on NFS issue fixed in FC5, FC6, devel.

The second issue is not actually a bug as explained later in the mailing list.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-04 04:03:39 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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