CVE Database As of 11-20-2019

CVE-2006-5298

Impact by CVSS Score
  • ID: CVE-2006-5298
Summary:

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.

Exploitability Analysis: Local

A vulnerability exploitable with only local access requires the attacker to have either physical access to the vulnerable system or a local (shell) account. Examples of locally exploitable vulnerabilities are peripheral attacks such as Firewire/USB DMA attacks, and local privilege escalations (e.g., sudo).

Exploitability Complexity: High

Specialized access conditions exist. For example, in most configurations, the attacking party must already have elevated privileges or spoof additional systems in addition to the attacking system (e.g., DNS hijacking). The attack depends on social engineering methods that would be easily detected by knowledgeable people. For example, the victim must perform several suspicious or atypical actions. The vulnerable configuration is seen very rarely in practice. If a race condition exists, the window is very narrow.

Authentication: None

Authentication is not required to access and exploit the vulnerability.

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. For example, system or application files may be overwritten or modified, but either the attacker has no control over which files are affected or the attacker can modify files within only a limited context or scope.

Availability Impact: None

There is no impact to the availability of the system.

Products Affected

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:0.95.6

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.1

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5.1

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5.4

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5.5

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5.12

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.2.5.12_ol

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.12

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.12.1

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.16

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.17

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.22

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.24

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.25

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.27

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.3.28

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.4.0

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.4.1

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.4.2

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.4.2.1

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.5.3

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.5.10

cpe:/a:mutt:mutt:1.5.12


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Impact
Low
CVSS Score
1.2
Created
2006-10-16 15:07:00
Modified
2016-10-17 23:41:21

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