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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.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10601

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-5297
Product(s):