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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5215

The Xsession script, as used by X Display Manager (xdm) in NetBSD before 20060212, X.Org before 20060317, and Solaris 8 through 10 before 20061006, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files, or read another user's Xsession errors file, via a symlink attack on a /tmp/xses-$USER file.
Publish Date : 2006-10-10 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.6
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 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:2205 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-2006-5215

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 Arm32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 SH3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 Arm32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 Arm32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5 SH3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.6 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Netbsd Netbsd 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Netbsd Netbsd 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Netbsd Netbsd 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Netbsd Netbsd 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Netbsd Netbsd 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Netbsd Netbsd 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Netbsd Netbsd 3.99.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Netbsd Netbsd 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Netbsd Netbsd Current Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS SUN Solaris 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS SUN Solaris 8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 X86 Update 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS SUN Solaris 9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS SUN Solaris 10.0 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application X.org XDM 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Netbsd Netbsd 44
SUN Solaris 12
X.org XDM 1

- References For CVE-2006-5215

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102652-1
SUNALERT 102652
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017015
SECTRACK 1017015
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-250.htm CONFIRM
http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=32805 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/29427
XF xdm-xsession-symlink(29427)
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5898 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/22992
SECUNIA 22992

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5215

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


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