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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0745

X.Org server (xorg-server) 1.0.0 and later, X11R6.9.0, and X11R7.0 inadvertently treats the address of the geteuid function as if it is the return value of a call to geteuid, which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions and (1) execute arbitrary code via the -modulepath command line option or (2) overwrite arbitrary files via -logfile.
Publish Date : 2006-03-20 Last Update Date : 2010-04-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
X.Org Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in X11R6.9, X11R7.0 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1697 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-0745

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 2006 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Fedora Core Core 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS SUN Solaris 10.0 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Suse Suse Linux 10.0 OSS Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application X11r6 6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application X11r7 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application X11r7 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 2
Redhat Fedora Core 1
SUN Solaris 1
Suse Suse Linux 1 X11r6 1 X11r7 2

- References For CVE-2006-0745
SECTRACK 1015793
VUPEN ADV-2006-1017
VUPEN ADV-2006-1028
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:016
OSVDB 24000
OSVDB 24001
XF xorg-geteuid-privilege-escalation(25341)
BUGTRAQ 20060320 Re: [CVE-2006-0745] X.Org Security Advisory: privilege escalation and DoS in X11R6.9, X11R7.0
BUGTRAQ 20060320 [CVE-2006-0745] X.Org Security Advisory: privilege escalation and DoS in X11R6.9, X11R7.0
BID 17169 X.Org X Window Server Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2007-11-03

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0745

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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