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CVE-2006-5397 Detail

Description

The Xinput module (modules/im/ximcp/imLcIm.c) in X.Org libX11 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 opens a file for reading twice using the same file descriptor, which causes a file descriptor leak that allows local users to read files specified by the XCOMPOSEFILE environment variable via the duplicate file descriptor.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/02/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5397
Original release date:
11/02/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of libX11 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. 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://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/lib/libX11.git;a=commit;h=686bb8b35acf6cecae80fe89b2b5853f5816ce19 External Source CONFIRM http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/lib/libX11.git;a=commit;h=686bb8b35acf6cecae80fe89b2b5853f5816ce19
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:199 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:199
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20845 External Source BID 20845
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4289 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4289
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8699 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8699
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29956 External Source XF libx11-xinput-information-disclosure(29956)

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