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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1183

The Ubuntu 5.10 installer does not properly clear passwords from the installer log file (questions.dat), and leaves the log file with world-readable permissions, which allows local users to gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2006-03-13 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-1183

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 1

- References For CVE-2006-1183

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/0927
VUPEN ADV-2006-0927
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17086
BID 17086 Ubuntu Linux Local Installation Password Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2007-11-01
http://www.osvdb.org/23868
OSVDB 23868
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/25170
XF ubuntu-installer-password-disclosure(25170)
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/shadow/+bug/34606 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-262-1
UBUNTU USN-262-1
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015761
SECTRACK 1015761
http://secunia.com/advisories/19200
SECUNIA 19200

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1183

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


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