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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      Last Modified:  12/14/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6105
Original release date:
12/14/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.1
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.17/gdm-2.17.4.news External Source CONFIRM 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 External Source IDEFENSE 20061214 GNOME Foundation Display Manager gdmchooser Format String Vulnerability
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017320 Patch External Source SECTRACK 1017320
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017383 External Source SECTRACK 1017383
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:231 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:231
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_29_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:029
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21597 Patch External Source BID 21597
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-396-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-396-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5015 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5015
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30896 External Source XF gdmchooser-host-chooser-format-string(30896)

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