The libXm library in LessTif 0.95.0 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via the DEBUG_FILE environment variable, which is used to create world-writable files when libXm is run from a setuid program.
Published 2006-08-14 23:04:00
Updated 2017-10-19 01:29:18
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-4124

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-4124

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST

Vendor statements for CVE-2006-4124

  • Red Hat 2006-08-16
    LessTif is shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 but not 3 or 4. On Enterprise Linux 2.1 we build LessTif with debugging disabled, so the DEBUG_FILE environment variable is ignored and this issue cannot be exploited.

Products affected by CVE-2006-4124

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