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CVE-2006-3083 Detail

Current Description

The (1) krshd and (2) v4rcp applications in (a) MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up to 1.5, and 1.4.x before 1.4.4, when running on Linux and AIX, and (b) Heimdal 0.7.2 and earlier, do not check return codes for setuid calls, which allows local users to gain privileges by causing setuid to fail to drop privileges using attacks such as resource exhaustion.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/09/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.pdc.kth.se/pub/heimdal/src/heimdal-0.7.2-setuid-patch.txt
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-21.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016664
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-211.htm
http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2006-001-setuid.txt Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1146
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-15.xml
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/580124 Patch US Government Resource
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:139
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_20_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_22_sr.html
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-08-08/
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0612.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/442599/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/443498/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19427
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-334-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3225 Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9515

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9515
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9515

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-3083
NVD Published Date:
08/09/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2018