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CVE-2006-2916 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  06/15/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.5


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
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
http://dot.kde.org/1150310128/ Patch
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/beast/2006-December/msg00025.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-22.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016298
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.468256
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-22.xml
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:107
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_38_security.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/437362/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18429 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23697
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2357
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0409
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/27221

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-2916
NVD Published Date:
06/15/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2018