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CVE-2006-1174 Detail

Current Description

useradd in shadow-utils before 4.0.3, and possibly other versions before 4.0.8, does not provide a required argument to the open function when creating a new user mailbox, which causes the mailbox to be created with unpredictable permissions and possibly allows attackers to read or modify the mailbox.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/28/2006
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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 (09/06/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bugs: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193053 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229194 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/ The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc
http://cvs.pld.org.pl/shadow/NEWS?rev=1.109
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-249.htm
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/312692 US Government Resource
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/468336/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18111 Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018221
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2006 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26958
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1357
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10807

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1174
NVD Published Date:
05/28/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2018