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CVE-2006-5214 Detail

Description

Race condition in the Xsession script, as used by X Display Manager (xdm) in NetBSD before 20060212, X.Org before 20060225, and Solaris 8 through 10 before 20061006, causes a user's Xsession errors file to have weak permissions before a chmod is performed, which allows local users to read Xsession errors files of other users.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/10/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5214
Original release date:
10/10/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.2 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017015 External Source SECTRACK 1017015
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102652-1 Patch External Source SUNALERT 102652
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-250.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-250.htm
http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=32804 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=32804
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20400 External Source BID 20400
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-364-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-364-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3962 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3962
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5897 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5897
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1760 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1760

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1760
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1760

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