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CVE-2004-0806 Detail


cdrecord in the cdrtools package before 2.01, when installed setuid root, does not properly drop privileges before executing a program specified in the RSH environment variable, which allows local users to gain privileges.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2004

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. cdrecord is not shipped setuid and does not need to be made setuid with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4 packages.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20060401-01-U Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20040909 Bugtraq: cdrecord local root exploit External Source SECTRACK 1011091 Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20040910 CAU-EX-2004-0002: Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#700326 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2004:091 Exploit; Patch External Source BID 11075 External Source FEDORA FLSA:2058 External Source XF cdrecord-rsh-gain-privileges(17303) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9805

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