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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0576

Untrusted search path vulnerability in opcontrol in OProfile 0.9.1 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via a modified PATH that references malicious (1) which or (2) dirname programs. NOTE: while opcontrol normally is not run setuid, a common configuration suggests accessing opcontrol using sudo. In such a context, this is a vulnerability.
Publish Date : 2006-02-07 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
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 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 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: This issue was fixed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in the following errata: This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-02-07 2006-02-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHEA-2006:0355: oprofile enhancement update oval:com.redhat.rhea:def:20060355 unix
Untrusted search path vulnerability in opcontrol in OProfile 0.9.1 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary c... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10890 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-2006-0576

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Maynard Johnson Oprofile 0.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Maynard Johnson Oprofile 18

- References For CVE-2006-0576
BID 16536 OProfile OPControl Path Specification Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2006-02-07
BUGTRAQ 20060207 Arbitrary code execution via OProfile

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0576

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