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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:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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: 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: 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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20070602-01-P External Source CONFIRM 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 External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200606-02 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#312692 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:090 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0276 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0431 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070511 rPSA-2007-0096-1 shadow Patch External Source BID 18111 External Source SECTRACK 1018221 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2006 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3229 External Source XF shadow-utils-useradd-file-permission(26958) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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