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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-5054

kcheckpass passes a user-supplied argument to the pam_start function, often within a setuid environment, which allows local users to invoke any configured PAM stack, and possibly trigger unintended side effects, via an arbitrary valid PAM service name, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4122. NOTE: the vendor indicates that the possibility of resultant privilege escalation may be "a bit far-fetched."
Publish Date : 2012-01-06 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 287

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-5054

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application KDE Kcheckpass Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
KDE Kcheckpass 1

- References For CVE-2011-5054
MLIST [oss-security] 20120102 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
XF kcheckpass-pamstart-priv-esc(72230)
MLIST [oss-security] 20111228 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20111208 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20111224 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20111226 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20111228 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20120102 Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122
MLIST [oss-security] 20111207 Disputing CVE-2011-4122

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-5054

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