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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4124

The libXm library in LessTif 0.95.0 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via the DEBUG_FILE environment variable, which is used to create world-writable files when libXm is run from a setuid program.
Publish Date : 2006-08-14 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
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 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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

LessTif is shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 but not 3 or 4. On Enterprise Linux 2.1 we build LessTif with debugging disabled, so the DEBUG_FILE environment variable is ignored and this issue cannot be exploited.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-4124

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Lesstif Lesstif 0.93.94 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Lesstif Lesstif 0.95.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Lesstif Lesstif 2

- References For CVE-2006-4124

http://karol.wiesek.pl/files/lesstif-advisory.pdf
http://secunia.com/advisories/21428
SECUNIA 21428
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3230
VUPEN ADV-2006-3230
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19430
BID 19430 LessTif Debug Feature Local Arbitrary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2006-10-20
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/28298
XF lestif-libxm-privilege-escalation(28298)
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2144
MILW0RM 2144

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4124

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


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