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CVE-2006-1057 Detail

Current Description

Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.7 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/19/2006)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188302 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gdm2/daemon/slave.c?r1=1.260&r2=1.261
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1040 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:083
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0286.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17635
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/1465 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188303
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26092
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10092
https://usn.ubuntu.com/278-1/
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-April/msg00160.html Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') (CWE-362)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gdm:2.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1057
NVD Published Date:
04/24/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018