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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-2607

do_command.c in Vixie cron (vixie-cron) 4.1 does not check the return code of a setuid call, which might allow local users to gain root privileges if setuid fails in cases such as PAM failures or resource limits, as originally demonstrated by a program that exceeds the process limits as defined in /etc/security/limits.conf.
Publish Date : 2006-05-25 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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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) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2006-05-25 2006-01-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-2607 unix
do_command.c in Vixie cron (vixie-cron) 4.1 does not check the return code of a setuid call, which might allow local use... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10213 unix
RHSA-2006:0539: vixie-cron security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060539 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-2006-2607

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Paul Vixie Vixie Cron 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Paul Vixie Vixie Cron 1

- References For CVE-2006-2607
GENTOO GLSA-200606-07
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0539
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:027
BUGTRAQ 20060525 rPSA-2006-0082-1 vixie-cron
VUPEN ADV-2006-2075
BID 18108 Vixie Cron PAM_Limits Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-01
XF vixie-cron-docommand-gain-privilege(26691) CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-2607

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