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Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation



Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation
Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200801-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation
      Date: January 09, 2008
      Bugs: #201244
        ID: 200801-03

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Synopsis
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Claws Mail uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a
symlink attack.

Background
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Claws Mail is a GTK based e-mail client.

Affected packages
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     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
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  1  mail-client/claws-mail     < 3.0.2-r1                 >= 3.0.2-r1

Description
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.2-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-6208
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6208 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

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

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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