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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1174

useradd in shadow-utils before 4.0.3, and possibly other versions before 4.0.8, does not provide a required argument to the open function when creating a new user mailbox, which causes the mailbox to be created with unpredictable permissions and possibly allows attackers to read or modify the mailbox.
Publish Date : 2006-05-28 Last Update Date : 2011-03-10
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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)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bugs: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193053 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229194 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/ 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 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-05-12 2005-02-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2007:0276: shadow-utils security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070276 unix
RHSA-2007:0431: shadow-utils security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070431 unix
useradd in shadow-utils before 4.0.3, and possibly other versions before 4.0.8, does not provide a required argument to ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10807 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-2006-1174

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Debian Shadow-utils 4.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Shadow-utils 8

- References For CVE-2006-1174

http://cvs.pld.org.pl/shadow/NEWS?rev=1.109 CONFIRM
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc
SGI 20070602-01-P
http://secunia.com/advisories/25098
SECUNIA 25098
http://secunia.com/advisories/20506
SECUNIA 20506
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
FULLDISC 20070920 VMSA-2007-0006 Critical security updates for all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and VMware Player
http://secunia.com/advisories/25267
SECUNIA 25267
http://secunia.com/advisories/25629
SECUNIA 25629
http://secunia.com/advisories/25894
SECUNIA 25894
http://secunia.com/advisories/25896
SECUNIA 25896
http://secunia.com/advisories/26909
SECUNIA 26909
http://secunia.com/advisories/27706
SECUNIA 27706
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-249.htm CONFIRM
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200606-02
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:090
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0276
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0431
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/468336/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070511 rPSA-2007-0096-1 shadow
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018221
SECTRACK 1018221
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2006
VUPEN ADV-2006-2006
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/26958
XF shadow-utils-useradd-file-permission(26958)
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/312692
CERT-VN VU#312692
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18111
BID 18111 Shadow-Utils 'useradd' Local Insecure Permissions Vulnerability Release Date:2007-12-18
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229
VUPEN ADV-2007-3229
http://secunia.com/advisories/20370
SECUNIA 20370
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1357 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1174

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


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