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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0745

Original release date: 03/20/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

X.Org server (xorg-server) 1.0.0 and later, X11R6.9.0, and X11R7.0 inadvertently treats the address of the geteuid function as if it is the return value of a call to geteuid, which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions and (1) execute arbitrary code via the -modulepath command line option or (2) overwrite arbitrary files via -logfile.

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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19316
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2006-172
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-geteuid-privilege-escalation(25341)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19676
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015793
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 24000
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1697
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060320 [CVE-2006-0745] X.Org Security Advisory: privilege escalation and DoS in X11R6.9, X11R7.0
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19256
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1017
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-078.htm
External Source: SREASON
Name: 606
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1028
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 24001
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:016
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19307
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:056
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060320 Re: [CVE-2006-0745] X.Org Security Advisory: privilege escalation and DoS in X11R6.9, X11R7.0
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19311
External Source: BID
Name: 17169
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102252

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1697
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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