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<title>Claws Mail: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
<synopsis>
Claws Mail uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a
symlink attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">claws-mail</product>
<announced>January 09, 2008</announced>
<revised>January 09, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>201244</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-client/claws-mail" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.0.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.0.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Claws Mail is a GTK based e-mail client.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink
attacks to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running
Claws Mail.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6208">CVE-2007-6208</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:01:06 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:07:07 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:07:18 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>