ID CVE-2006-1057
Summary Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gdm:2.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gdm:2.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 3.7 (as of 03-10-2018 - 21:36)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:01:32.622-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10092
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Race condition in daemon/slave.c in gdm before 2.14.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack when gdm performs chown and chgrp operations on the .ICEauthority file.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 188302
title CVE-2006-1057 GDM file permissions race condition
oval
AND
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
  • comment gdm is earlier than 1:2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.15
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070286002
  • comment gdm is signed with Red Hat master key
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070286003
rhsa
id RHSA-2007:0286
released 2007-05-01
severity Low
title RHSA-2007:0286: gdm security and bug fix update (Low)
rpms gdm-1:2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.15
refmap via4
bid 17635
confirm
debian DSA-1040
fedora FEDORA-2006-338
mandriva MDKSA-2006:083
ubuntu USN-278-1
vupen ADV-2006-1465
xf gdm-slavec-symlink(26092)
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2006-09-19
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188302 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 does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
Last major update 03-10-2018 - 21:36
Published 25-04-2006 - 01:02
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