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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-1716

pam_console does not properly restore ownership for certain console devices when there are multiple users logged into the console and one user logs out, which might allow local users to gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2007-03-27 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.4
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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Multiple systems (Exploiting the vulnerability requires that the attacker authenticate two or more times, even if the same credentials are used each time.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=233581 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-03-27 2007-03-03
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2007:0555: pam security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22147 unix
pam_console does not properly restore ownership for certain console devices when there are multiple users logged into th... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11483 unix
RHSA-2007:0465: pam security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070465 unix
RHSA-2007:0555: pam security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070555 unix
RHSA-2007:0737: pam security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070737 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-2007-1716

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1

- References For CVE-2007-1716

ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc
SGI 20070602-01-P
http://secunia.com/advisories/28319
SECUNIA 28319
http://secunia.com/advisories/27706
SECUNIA 27706
http://secunia.com/advisories/27590
SECUNIA 27590
http://secunia.com/advisories/26909
SECUNIA 26909
http://secunia.com/advisories/25894
SECUNIA 25894
http://secunia.com/advisories/25631
SECUNIA 25631
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
FULLDISC 20070920 VMSA-2007-0006 Critical security updates for all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and VMware Player
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-23.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200711-23
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0465.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0465
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/3229
VUPEN ADV-2007-3229
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-526.htm CONFIRM
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0737.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0737
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0555.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0555
http://osvdb.org/37271
OSVDB 37271
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230823 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-1716

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


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