Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211085
CVE-2006-5297 Multiple mutt tempfile race conditions
Last modified: 2012-07-06 04:52:39 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
Racing with mutt wile it attempts to create and use a temporary file.
This  is how was the issue fixed in mutt's CVS, following the discussion and
patch proposal in mutt-dev mailing list . Eventually review.
Also Affects RHEL 2.1, RHEL 3, RHEL 4, and FC 1 to FC 5.
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.
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
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if the solution does not work for you.