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CVE-2006-3378 Detail

Current 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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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NIST: NVD
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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-Other Other NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.04::amd64
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.04::i386
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.04::powerpc
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.10::amd64
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.10::i386
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.10::powerpc
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:5.10::sparc
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:6.06_lts::amd64
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:6.06_lts::i386
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:6.06_lts::powerpc
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 cpe:/o:ubuntu:ubuntu_linux:6.06_lts::sparc
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Change History

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Quick Info

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