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CVE-2006-4842 Detail

Current Description

The Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) API 4.6.1 and 4.6.2, as used in Sun Solaris 10, trusts user-specified environment variables for specifying log files even when running from setuid programs, which allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/11/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/11/2007)

This issue also affects other OS that use NSPR. However, Red Hat does not ship any application linked setuid or setgid against NSPR and therefore is not vulnerable to this issue.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=418 Vendor Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017050
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102658-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/448691/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20471
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4016 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29489
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1819

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1819
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1819

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4842
NVD Published Date:
10/11/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017