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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-2449

KDE Display Manager (KDM) in KDE 3.2.0 up to 3.5.3 allows local users to read arbitrary files via a symlink attack related to the session type for login.
Publish Date : 2006-06-15 Last Update Date : 2018-10-18
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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 None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
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 important 2006-06-09 2006-06-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-2449 unix
KDE Display Manager (KDM) in KDE 3.2.0 up to 3.5.3 allows local users to read arbitrary files via a symlink attack relat... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9844 unix
RHSA-2006:0548: kdebase security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060548 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-2449

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS KDE KDE 3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS KDE KDE 3.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS KDE KDE 3.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS KDE KDE 3.2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS KDE KDE 3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS KDE KDE 3.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS KDE KDE 3.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS KDE KDE 3.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS KDE KDE 3.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS KDE KDE 3.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS KDE KDE 3.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS KDE KDE 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS KDE KDE 3.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS KDE KDE 3.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2006-2449
OSVDB 26511
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:039
GENTOO GLSA-200606-23
SECTRACK 1016297
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0548
BID 18431 KDE KDM Session Type Symbolic Link Vulnerability Release Date:2006-11-23
VUPEN ADV-2006-2355
XF kde-kdm-symlink(27181)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9844
BUGTRAQ 20060615 rPSA-2006-0106-1 kdebase
BUGTRAQ 20060614 [KDE Security Advisory] KDM symlink attack vulnerability

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-2449

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