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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4655

Original release date: 09/08/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Buffer overflow in the Strcmp function in the XKEYBOARD extension in X Window System X11R6.4 and earlier, as used in SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 and Sun Solaris 8 through 10, allows local users to gain privileges via a long _XKB_CHARSET environment variable value.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1798
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: SREASON
Name: 1545
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21856
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21993
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016806
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-libx11-xkeyboard-bo(28820)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3525
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-195.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21815
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.risesecurity.org/advisory/RISE-2006001.txt
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060908 [RISE-2006001] X11R6 XKEYBOARD extension Strcmp() buffer overflow
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21845
External Source: BID
Name: 19905
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3529
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102570

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1798
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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