Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : mutt vulnerabilities (USN-373-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27954 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5297