CVE-2006-4447 Detail

Current Description

X.Org and XFree86, including libX11, xdm, xf86dga, xinit, xload, xtrans, and xterm, does not check the return values for setuid and seteuid calls when attempting to drop privileges, which might allow local users to gain privileges by causing those calls to fail, such as by exceeding a ulimit.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (09/12/2006)

Not Vulnerable. This issue does not exist in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3. This issue not exploitable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. A detailed analysis of this issue can be found in the Red Hat Bug Tracking System: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195555

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2006-June/016146.html Patch 
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/beast/2006-December/msg00025.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-25.xml Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-22.xml
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1193
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/300368 US Government Resource 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:160
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19742
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23697
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3409
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0409

Weakness Enumeration

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4447
NVD Published Date:
08/29/2006
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2011
Source:
MITRE