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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.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-1174
Product(s):