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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3083

The (1) krshd and (2) v4rcp applications in (a) MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up to 1.5, and 1.4.x before 1.4.4, when running on Linux and AIX, and (b) Heimdal 0.7.2 and earlier, do not check return codes for setuid calls, which allows local users to gain privileges by causing setuid to fail to drop privileges using attacks such as resource exhaustion.
Publish Date : 2006-08-09 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 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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2006-07-06 2006-08-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-3083 unix
RHSA-2006:0612: krb5 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060612 unix
The (1) krshd and (2) v4rcp applications in (a) MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up to 1.5, and 1.4.x before 1.4.4, when running on... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9515 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-3083

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Heimdal Heimdal 0.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Heimdal Heimdal 1
MIT Kerberos 5

- References For CVE-2006-3083
BID 19427 MIT Kerberos 5 Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-07-07
VUPEN ADV-2006-3225
BUGTRAQ 20060808 MITKRB-SA-2006-001: multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities
BUGTRAQ 20060816 UPDATED: MITKRB5-SA-2006-001: multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities
GENTOO GLSA-200608-15
CERT-VN VU#580124
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0612
GENTOO GLSA-200608-21

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3083

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