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CVE-2006-6105 Detail

Description

Format string vulnerability in the host chooser window (gdmchooser) in GNOME Foundation Display Manager (gdm) allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a hostname, which are used in an error dialog.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/14/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.1


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

Not vulnerable. This flaw was first introduced in gdm version 2.14. Therefore these issues did not affect the earlier versions of gdm 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
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.17/gdm-2.17.4.news
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=453 Vendor Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017320 Patch
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017383
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:231
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_29_sr.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21597 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-396-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5015
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30896

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6105
NVD Published Date:
12/14/2006
NVD Last Modified:
07/19/2017