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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5397

The Xinput module (modules/im/ximcp/imLcIm.c) in X.Org libX11 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 opens a file for reading twice using the same file descriptor, which causes a file descriptor leak that allows local users to read files specified by the XCOMPOSEFILE environment variable via the duplicate file descriptor.
Publish Date : 2006-11-02 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
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 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of libX11 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5397

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application X.org Libx11 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application X.org Libx11 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
X.org Libx11 2

- References For CVE-2006-5397

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4289
VUPEN ADV-2006-4289
http://secunia.com/advisories/22642
SECUNIA 22642
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/29956
XF libx11-xinput-information-disclosure(29956)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20845
BID 20845 X.Org X Window Server LibX11 Xinput File Descriptor Leak Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-16
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:199
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:199
http://secunia.com/advisories/22749
SECUNIA 22749
http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/lib/libX11.git;a=commit;h=686bb8b35acf6cecae80fe89b2b5853f5816ce19 CONFIRM
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8699 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5397

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


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