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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Shadow Vendors:   Haugh, Julianne Frances et al
shadow-utils 'useradd' Unsafe Mailbox Folder Permissions May Let Local Users Read/Write Mail
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018221
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018221
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1174   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 12 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.0.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in shadow-utils. A local user can read or write to another user's mailbox.

The 'useradd' function creates new user mailboxes with unsafe permissions. A local user can read or write to a target user's mailbox.

Impact:   A local user can read or write to a target user's mailbox.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fixed version (4.0.8).
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) shadow-utils 'useradd' Unsafe Mailbox Folder Permissions May Let Local Users Read/Write Mail
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.



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