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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      Last Modified:  07/06/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-3378
Original release date:
07/06/2006
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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 (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 Type Source Name
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1150
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18850 External Source BID 18850
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-308-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-308-1

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