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CVE-2006-6418 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the POSIX Threads library (libpthread) on HP Tru64 UNIX 4.0F PK8, 4.0G PK4, and 5.1A PK6 allows local users to gain root privileges via a long PTHREAD_CONFIG environment variable.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017211
http://www.netragard.com/pdfs/research/HP-TRU64-LIBPTHREAD-20060811.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21035
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4483 Vendor Advisory
http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00800193
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30178

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:hp:tru64:4.0f:pk8:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:hp:tru64:4.0g:pk4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:hp:tru64:5.1a:pk6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6418
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2006
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017