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CVE-2006-6698 Detail

Description

The GConf daemon (gconfd) in GConf 2.14.0 creates temporary files under directories with names based on the username, even when GCONF_GLOBAL_LOCKS is not set, which allows local users to cause a denial of service by creating the directories ahead of time, which prevents other users from using Gnome.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/22/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6698
Original release date:
12/22/2006
Last revised:
03/07/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.9 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/29/2008)

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167030 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167030
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219279 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219279
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21762 External Source BID 21762
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5148 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5148

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gconf:2.14.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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