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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2194

Original release date: 07/05/2006
Last revised: 04/02/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The winbind plugin in pppd for ppp 2.4.4 and earlier does not check the return code from the setuid function call, which might allow local users to gain privileges by causing setuid to fail, such as exceeding PAM limits for the maximum number of user processes, which prevents the winbind NTLM authentication helper from dropping privileges.

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 (08/16/2006)
Not vulnerable. The winbind plugin is not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:119
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-310-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20987
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20963
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20967
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1106
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 26994
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20996
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 18849
Type: Patch Information

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