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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Race conditions were discovered in mutt's handling of temporary files. Under certain conditions when using a shared temp directory (the default), other local users could overwrite arbitrary files owned by the user running mutt. This vulnerability is more likely when the temp directory is over NFS.
=========================================================== 
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-373-1          November 01, 2006
mutt vulnerabilities
CVE-2006-5297, CVE-2006-5298
===========================================================

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10:
  mutt                                     1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  mutt                                     1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 6.10:
  mutt                                     1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart mutt to effect the 
necessary changes.

Details follow:

Race conditions were discovered in mutt's handling of temporary files.  
Under certain conditions when using a shared temp directory (the 
default), other local users could overwrite arbitrary files owned by the 
user running mutt.  This vulnerability is more likely when the temp 
directory is over NFS.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    94051 44a298795bfed9dad61cb13ad6613373
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2.dsc
      Size/MD5:      781 5f99006e61b707b6b5e1766694a1fa02
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  3033253 587dd1d8f44361b73b82ef64eb30c3a0

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   731908 70dcc1e0c188642e0e33f78d9042d413

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   680158 b72fb699dd4960b85093fba91d7882bc

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   725690 e6f151b9bd4053ea48ea29b4f474ddec

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2ubuntu1.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   697634 8b8a6fadab315b826db56a77adb003b5

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   417839 7fc3fbca7a2532c8299d9f5abf50063c
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2.dsc
      Size/MD5:      749 cf87540f9b41135b360a3a50427c7cbb
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  3187076 30f165fdfaf474521a640f1f3886069a

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   961092 6c7028e9a210d3cfb19ae8233598f2a9

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   907980 657ded1e8e7887f93f7e067ad2d62bae

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   957334 08aad1d84d5ea91af31221a8f81d285c

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.11-3ubuntu2.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   925302 3e66e893cb497f918e35c64e32abaeda

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   136823 71bb1c771dc6c257ed6624a59b41bff7
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      749 a49828c3436c2783fb40670fb167864a
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  3440835 57196c816211a72900fdc54341eb0132

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:  1832512 1f5479a1c3d11b5d91d01a979612fcd8

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:  1014220 c07a5f19d5aa5a282bbae2964f3d3393

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:  1049642 a9b3c0e14c3a01be49af7e05697d83a6

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.12-1ubuntu1.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:  1806914 3b36cf505556b256a60d6d9b090559fd

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