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CVE-2006-4447 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/29/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red 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

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

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