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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0576

Original release date: 02/07/2006
Last revised: 06/16/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Untrusted search path vulnerability in opcontrol in OProfile 0.9.1 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via a modified PATH that references malicious (1) which or (2) dirname programs. NOTE: while opcontrol normally is not run setuid, a common configuration suggests accessing opcontrol using sudo. In such a context, this is a vulnerability.

Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html 'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/20/2006)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=207347 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ This issue was fixed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in the following errata: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2006-0355.html This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.redhat.com/magazine/012oct05/features/oprofile/
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10890
External Source: BID
Name: 16536
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060207 Arbitrary code execution via OProfile

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10890
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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