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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      Last Modified:  05/28/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1174
Original release date:
05/28/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20070602-01-P
http://cvs.pld.org.pl/shadow/NEWS?rev=1.109 External Source CONFIRM http://cvs.pld.org.pl/shadow/NEWS?rev=1.109
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html External Source FULLDISC 20070920 VMSA-2007-0006 Critical security updates for all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and VMware Player
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-249.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-249.htm
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200606-02
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/312692 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#312692
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:090
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0276
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0431
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/468336/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070511 rPSA-2007-0096-1 shadow
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18111 Patch External Source BID 18111
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018221 External Source SECTRACK 1018221
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2006 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2006
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3229
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26958 External Source XF shadow-utils-useradd-file-permission(26958)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1357 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1357
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10807 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807

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)

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