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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0506

The "capabilities" feature in Linux before 2.2.16 allows local users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the capabilities to prevent a setuid program from dropping privileges, aka the "Linux kernel setuid/setcap vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2000-06-09 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceGain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat 2000-06-09
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0506

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.15 Pre20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.15 Pre16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.16 Pre5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 19

- References For CVE-2000-0506
BUGTRAQ 20000609 Trustix Security Advisory
BID 1322 Linux Capabilities Vulnerability Release Date:2000-06-07
REDHAT RHSA-2000:037[email protected]
BUGTRAQ 20000609 Sendmail & procmail local root exploits on Linux kernel up to 2.2.16pre5
SGI 20000802-01-P

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0506

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