Bug 1618029 (CVE-2006-1174) - CVE-2006-1174 security flaw
Summary: CVE-2006-1174 security flaw
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2006-1174
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2018-08-16 12:09 UTC by Stephen Herr
Modified: 2021-02-16 23:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-08-16 12:09:57 UTC


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Description Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 12:09:49 UTC
Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.

Comment 1 Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 16:38:14 UTC
MITRE description:

useradd in shadow-utils before 4.0.3, and possibly other versions before 4.0.8, does not provide a required argument to the open function when creating a new user mailbox, which causes the mailbox to be created with unpredictable permissions and possibly allows attackers to read or modify the mailbox.

Comment 2 Stephen Herr 2019-06-13 19:27:50 UTC
Statement:

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bugs:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193053
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229194

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/

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.


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