Race condition in Linux kernel 2.6.17.4 and earlier allows local users to gain root privileges by using prctl with PR_SET_DUMPABLE in a way that causes /proc/self/environ to become setuid root.
Published 2006-07-18 15:46:00
Updated 2018-10-18 16:48:13
Source MITRE
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Threat overview for CVE-2006-3626

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2006-3626 98
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-3626

0.07%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 27 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-3626

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.2
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
1.9
10.0
NIST

Vendor statements for CVE-2006-3626

  • Red Hat 2006-07-19
    This vulnerability does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3 as they are based on 2.4 kernels. The exploit relies on the kernel supporting the a.out binary format. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Fedora Core 4, and Fedora Core 5 do not support the a.out binary format, causing the exploit to fail. We are not currently aware of any way to exploit this vulnerability if a.out binary format is not enabled. In addition, a default installation of these OS enables SELinux in enforcing mode. SELinux also completely blocks attempts to exploit this issue. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=198973#c10

References for CVE-2006-3626

Products affected by CVE-2006-3626

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