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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0098

Original release date: 01/06/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008


The dupfdopen function in sys/kern/kern_descrip.c in OpenBSD 3.7 and 3.8 allows local users to re-open arbitrary files by using setuid programs to access file descriptors using /dev/fd/.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.7/common/008_fd.patch
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [3.7] 20060105 008: SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2006
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 16144
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22231
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015437

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+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:3.7
* cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:3.8

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