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CVE-2006-2916 Detail


artswrapper in aRts, when running setuid root on Linux 2.6.0 or later versions, does not check the return value of the setuid function call, which allows local users to gain root privileges by causing setuid to fail, which prevents artsd from dropping privileges.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/15/2006

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Locally exploitable
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Required to exploit
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Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

Product is only vulnerable when running setuid root on Linux 2.6.0 or later versions. Vendor links provide patches for each affected version.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/16/2006)

Not vulnerable. We do not ship aRts as setuid root on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source MLIST [beast] 20061228 ANNOUNCE: BEAST/BSE v0.7.1 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200704-22 External Source SECTRACK 1016298 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-178-03 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200606-22 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:107 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:015 External Source BUGTRAQ 20060615 rPSA-2006-0105-1 arts Patch External Source BID 18429 External Source BID 23697 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2357 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0409 External Source XF arts-artwrapper-privilege-escalation(27221)

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