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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
Description Last Modified:  08/14/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
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
http://karol.wiesek.pl/files/lesstif-advisory.pdf Exploit Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19430 Exploit
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3230
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/28298
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/2144

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4124
NVD Published Date:
08/14/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2017