GLSA-200801-03 : Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-03
(Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation)

Nico Golde from Debian reported that the sylprint.pl script that is
part of the Claws Mail tools creates temporary files in an insecure
manner.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink
attacks to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running
Claws Mail.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200801-03.xml

Solution :

All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29907 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6208