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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      Last Modified:  08/09/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200608-21 External Source SECTRACK 1016664 External Source CONFIRM Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1146 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200608-15 Patch; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#580124 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:139 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:020 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:022 External Source CONFIRM Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0612 External Source BUGTRAQ 20060808 MITKRB-SA-2006-001: multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities External Source BUGTRAQ 20060816 UPDATED: MITKRB5-SA-2006-001: multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities External Source BID 19427 External Source UBUNTU USN-334-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3225 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9515

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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