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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      Last Modified:  06/15/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-2916
Original release date:
06/15/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
1.5
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
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
http://dot.kde.org/1150310128/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://dot.kde.org/1150310128/
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/beast/2006-December/msg00025.html External Source MLIST [beast] 20061228 ANNOUNCE: BEAST/BSE v0.7.1
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-22.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200704-22
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016298 External Source SECTRACK 1016298
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.468256 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-178-03
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-22.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200606-22
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:107 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:107
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_38_security.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:015
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/437362/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20060615 rPSA-2006-0105-1 arts
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18429 Patch External Source BID 18429
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23697 External Source BID 23697
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2357 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2357
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0409 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0409
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/27221 External Source XF arts-artwrapper-privilege-escalation(27221)

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