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Mandriva: Updated mutt packages fix multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A race condition in the safe_open function in the Mutt mail client 1.5.12 and earlier, when creating temporary files in an NFS filesystem, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files due to limitations of the use of the O_EXCL flag on NFS filesystems. (CVE-2006-5297)
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:190
 Package : mutt
 Date    : October 27, 2006
 Affected: 2006.0, 2007.0, Corporate 3.0
 Problem Description:
 A race condition in the safe_open function in the Mutt mail client
 1.5.12 and earlier, when creating temporary files in an NFS filesystem,
 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files due to limitations of
 the use of the O_EXCL flag on NFS filesystems. (CVE-2006-5297)

 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. (CVE-2006-5298)

 Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 261e9e3555851ba4cc334f3bb06267d7  2006.0/i586/mutt-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 b313483f29ba39476e78cea797408eac  2006.0/i586/mutt-utf8-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.i586.rpm 
 47d904f3fc3a0fa6bdaf85bf5fb94672  2006.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 122a0f95939a3d4595e1d319bf009bfb  2006.0/x86_64/mutt-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 e51bb69c94c99c4e8c449d4ca0380468  2006.0/x86_64/mutt-utf8-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 47d904f3fc3a0fa6bdaf85bf5fb94672  2006.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.5.9i-9.2.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
 be6f583809fb4508ddc48022aba020fe  2007.0/i586/mutt-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 d85e2389a6d1ff9823506355821cd276  2007.0/i586/mutt-utf8-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm 
 b7254bd46750dcb9a5e5aac131bb9a2a  2007.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
 affd060afcfedfedc233cf83b4df3f38  2007.0/x86_64/mutt-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 5c13b34493cbb85dff800bfc2fabfd8a  2007.0/x86_64/mutt-utf8-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm 
 b7254bd46750dcb9a5e5aac131bb9a2a  2007.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.5.11-5.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 2a9c81d26ccc33ea0044052e35ba88ec  corporate/3.0/i586/mutt-
 3777210099ca87e13417169d286e558c  corporate/3.0/i586/mutt-utf8- 
 f3653a6b8156847e3d860638f70c12a6  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/mutt-

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 231d08a551dd833ce142ebcddd56778d  corporate/3.0/x86_64/mutt-
 7a6a1046541dce5468360c0fdee6564e  corporate/3.0/x86_64/mutt-utf8- 
 f3653a6b8156847e3d860638f70c12a6  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/mutt-

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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