The Xsession script, as used by X Display Manager (xdm) in NetBSD before 20060212, X.Org before 20060317, and Solaris 8 through 10 before 20061006, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files, or read another user's Xsession errors file, via a symlink attack on a /tmp/xses-$USER file.
Published 2006-10-10 04:06:00
Updated 2018-10-30 16:26:23
Source MITRE
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Threat overview for CVE-2006-5215

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2006-5215
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 554
IPs affected by CVE-2006-5215 2
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-5215

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 11 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-5215

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.6
LOW AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
1.9
4.9
NIST

Vendor statements for CVE-2006-5215

  • Red Hat 2007-03-14
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Products affected by CVE-2006-5215

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