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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3589 in VMware for Linux, ESX Server 2.x, and Infrastructure 3 does not check the return code from a Perl chmod function call, which might cause an SSL key file to be created with an unsafe umask that allows local users to read or modify the SSL key.
Publish Date : 2006-07-21 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-3589

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware ESX 2.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Vmware ESX 2.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware ESX 2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Vmware ESX 2.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Infrastructure 3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Player * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Server 1.0.1 Build 29996 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 7
Vmware Infrastructure 1
Vmware Player 1
Vmware Server 1
Vmware Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2006-3589
BUGTRAQ 20070110 VMware ESX server security updates
XF vmware-vmwareconfig-file-permissions(27881) CONFIRM
OSVDB 27418
BID 19060 VMware Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-09
BID 19062 RETIRED: VMware SSL Key File Information Disclosure Weakness Release Date:2006-07-19
BUGTRAQ 20060725 Advisory: VMware Possible Incorrect Permissions On SSL Key Files
BUGTRAQ 20060718 VMSA-2006-0003 VMware possible incorrect permissions on SSL key files

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3589

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