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CVE-2006-3378 Detail

Description

passwd command in shadow in Ubuntu 5.04 through 6.06 LTS, when called with the -f, -g, or -s flag, does not check the return code of a setuid call, which might allow local users to gain root privileges if setuid fails in cases such as PAM failures or resource limits.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/06/2006

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 (08/16/2006)

This issue affects the version of the passwd command from the shadow-utils package. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 are not vulnerable to this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18850
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-308-1

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-3378
NVD Published Date:
07/06/2006
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008