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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1057

Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.
Publish Date : 2006-04-24 Last Update Date : 2011-08-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 362

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188302 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-04-07 2006-04-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gd... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10092 unix
RHSA-2007:0286: gdm security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070286 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-2006-1057

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome GDM 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome GDM 1

- References For CVE-2006-1057

http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gdm2/daemon/slave.c?r1=1.260&r2=1.261 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1040
DEBIAN DSA-1040
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:083
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:083
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0286.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0286
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17635
BID 17635 GNOME Foundation GDM .ICEauthority Improper File Permissions Vulnerability Release Date:2007-05-01
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/1465
VUPEN ADV-2006-1465
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/26092
XF gdm-slavec-symlink(26092)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188303 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-278-1
UBUNTU USN-278-1
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-April/msg00160.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2006-338

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1057

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


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