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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5214

Race condition in the Xsession script, as used by X Display Manager (xdm) in NetBSD before 20060212, X.Org before 20060225, and Solaris 8 through 10 before 20061006, causes a user's Xsession errors file to have weak permissions before a chmod is performed, which allows local users to read Xsession errors files of other users.
Publish Date : 2006-10-10 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
1.2
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Security Vulnerability in X Display Manager (xdm(1)) Xsession Script oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1760 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-2006-5214

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Netbsd Netbsd 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Netbsd Netbsd 3.99.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS SUN Solaris 10.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Netbsd Netbsd 2
SUN Solaris 3

- References For CVE-2006-5214

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-250.htm CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-364-1
UBUNTU USN-364-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/22439
SECUNIA 22439
http://secunia.com/advisories/22323
SECUNIA 22323
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017015
SECTRACK 1017015
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3962
VUPEN ADV-2006-3962
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20400
BID 20400 X.Org XDM XSession Script Race Condition Vulnerability Release Date:2007-08-10
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5897 CONFIRM
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102652-1
SUNALERT 102652
http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=32804 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/22992
SECUNIA 22992
http://secunia.com/advisories/22469
SECUNIA 22469

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5214

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


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