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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6105

Format string vulnerability in the host chooser window (gdmchooser) in GNOME Foundation Display Manager (gdm) allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a hostname, which are used in an error dialog.
Publish Date : 2006-12-14 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
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 Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This flaw was first introduced in gdm version 2.14. Therefore these issues did not affect the earlier versions of gdm 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-2006-6105

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome GDM 2.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome GDM 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome GDM 2.16.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome GDM 2.16.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome GDM 4

- References For CVE-2006-6105

http://secunia.com/advisories/23381
SECUNIA 23381
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.17/gdm-2.17.4.news CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/23385
SECUNIA 23385
http://secunia.com/advisories/23387
SECUNIA 23387
http://secunia.com/advisories/23409
SECUNIA 23409
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017383
SECTRACK 1017383
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/5015
VUPEN ADV-2006-5015
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:231
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:231
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_29_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:029
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-396-1
UBUNTU USN-396-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21597
BID 21597 GNOME Display Manager GDMChooser Local Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-25
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017320
SECTRACK 1017320
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=453
IDEFENSE 20061214 GNOME Foundation Display Manager gdmchooser Format String Vulnerability
http://www.osvdb.org/30848
OSVDB 30848
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/30896
XF gdmchooser-host-chooser-format-string(30896)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6105

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


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