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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5558

Format string vulnerability in the swask command in HP-UX B.11.11 and possibly other versions allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the -s argument. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2006-2574, but the details relating to CVE-2006-2574 are too vague to be certain.
Publish Date : 2006-10-27 Last Update Date : 2009-03-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
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) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
HP-UX Running Software Distributor Local Elevation of Privilege oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5804 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-2006-5558

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS HP Hp-ux 11.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS HP Hp-ux 11.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS HP Hp-ux 11.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS HP Hp-ux 11.23 Ia64 64-bit Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
HP Hp-ux 4

- References For CVE-2006-5558

http://blogs.23.nu/prdelka/stories/13144/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20726
BID 20726 HP-UX Software Distributor SWAsk Local Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2006-10-26
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2635
MILW0RM 2635

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5558

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


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