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CVE-2006-4124 Detail

Description

The libXm library in LessTif 0.95.0 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via the DEBUG_FILE environment variable, which is used to create world-writable files when libXm is run from a setuid program.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/14/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4124
Original release date:
08/14/2006
Last revised:
10/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial 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)

LessTif is shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 but not 3 or 4. On Enterprise Linux 2.1 we build LessTif with debugging disabled, so the DEBUG_FILE environment variable is ignored and this issue cannot be exploited.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://karol.wiesek.pl/files/lesstif-advisory.pdf Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC http://karol.wiesek.pl/files/lesstif-advisory.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19430 Exploit External Source BID 19430
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3230 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3230
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/28298 External Source XF lestif-libxm-privilege-escalation(28298)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/2144 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 2144

Technical Details

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