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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1631

The Mailer component in Evolution 2.26.1 and earlier uses world-readable permissions for the .evolution directory, and certain directories and files under .evolution/ related to local mail, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading these files.
Publish Date : 2009-05-14 Last Update Date : 2009-05-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. By default, user home directories are created with mode 0700 permissions, which would not expose the ~/.evolution/ directory regardless of its own permissions. If a user intentionally relaxes permissions on their home directory, they should be auditing all files and directories in order to not expose unwanted files to other local users.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-1631 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20091631 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-1631

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Evolution 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome Evolution 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome Evolution 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome Evolution 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome Evolution 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnome Evolution 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnome Evolution 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnome Evolution 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnome Evolution 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnome Evolution 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnome Evolution 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnome Evolution 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Gnome Evolution 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Gnome Evolution 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gnome Evolution 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Gnome Evolution 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Gnome Evolution 2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Gnome Evolution 2.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Gnome Evolution 2.26.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Evolution 19

- References For CVE-2009-1631

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526409
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34921
BID 34921 GNOME Evolution '~/.evolution/mail/local' File Permission Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-21
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/05/12/6
MLIST [oss-security] 20090512 CVE Request (evolution)
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581604
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498648 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1631

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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