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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3378

passwd command in shadow in Ubuntu 5.04 through 6.06 LTS, when called with the -f, -g, or -s flag, 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.
Publish Date : 2006-07-06 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

- Vendor Statements

This issue affects the version of the passwd command from the shadow-utils package. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 are not vulnerable to this issue.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-3378

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Powerpc Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Amd64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 Powerpc Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 Amd64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Lts Amd64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Lts Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Lts Powerpc Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Lts I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 11

- References For CVE-2006-3378

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150
DEBIAN DSA-1150
http://secunia.com/advisories/20950
SECUNIA 20950
http://secunia.com/advisories/20966
SECUNIA 20966
http://www.osvdb.org/26995
OSVDB 26995
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18850
BID 18850 Ubuntu Linux Passwd Potential Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2006-10-13
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-308-1
UBUNTU USN-308-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/21480
SECUNIA 21480

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3378

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


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