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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
Description Last Modified:  12/22/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167030 Exploit
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219279 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21762
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6698
NVD Published Date:
12/22/2006
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2011