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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      Last Modified:  10/11/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4842
Original release date:
10/11/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=418 Vendor Advisory External Source IDEFENSE 20061011 Sun Microsystems Solaris NSPR Library Arbitrary File Creation Vulnerability
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017050 External Source SECTRACK 1017050
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102658-1 External Source SUNALERT 102658
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/448691/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061013 Re: iDefense Security Advisory 10.11.06: Sun Microsystems Solaris NSPR Library Arbitrary File Creation Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20471 External Source BID 20471
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4016 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4016
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29489 External Source XF nspr-api-file-create(29489)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1819 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1819

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

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