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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2916

Original release date: 06/15/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

artswrapper in aRts, when running setuid root on Linux 2.6.0 or later versions, does not check the return value of the setuid function call, which allows local users to gain root privileges by causing setuid to fail, which prevents artsd from dropping privileges.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.5
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Solution

Product is only vulnerable when running setuid root on Linux 2.6.0 or later versions. Vendor links provide patches for each affected version.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/16/2006)
Not vulnerable. We do not ship aRts as setuid root on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200704-22
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 26506
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:015
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200606-22
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016298
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20677
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 23697
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20827
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 18429
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0409
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20786
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20868
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060615 rPSA-2006-0105-1 arts
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2357
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2006-178-03
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20899
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:107
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dot.kde.org/1150310128/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25032
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25059
External Source: XF
Name: arts-artwrapper-privilege-escalation(27221)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [beast] 20061228 ANNOUNCE: BEAST/BSE v0.7.1

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