GLSA-200801-03 : Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation
Low Nessus Plugin ID 29907
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink attacks to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running Claws Mail.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.2-r1'