ID CVE-2007-5958
Summary X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a filename argument in the -sp option to the X program, which produces different error messages depending on whether the filename exists.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:x.org:xserver:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:x.org:xserver:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 15-10-2018 - 21:47)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE NONE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:10:31.561-04:00
    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 3
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
    • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
    • 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
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a filename argument in the -sp option to the X program, which produces different error messages depending on whether the filename exists.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10991
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a filename argument in the -sp option to the X program, which produces different error messages depending on whether the filename exists.
    version 24
  • accepted 2008-03-24T04:00:46.668-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    name Pai Peng
    organization Hewlett-Packard
    definition_extensions
    • comment Solaris 8 (SPARC) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1539
    • comment Solaris 9 (SPARC) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1457
    • comment Solaris 10 (SPARC) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1440
    • comment Solaris 8 (x86) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2059
    • comment Solaris 9 (x86) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1683
    • comment Solaris 10 (x86) is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1926
    description X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via a filename argument in the -sp option to the X program, which produces different error messages depending on whether the filename exists.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5393
    status accepted
    submitted 2008-02-12T08:48:34.000-05:00
    title Security Vulnerability in the Solaris X Server May Lead to Unauthorized Disclosure of Information on Access Restricted Files and Directories
    version 31
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0029
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0030
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0031
rpms
  • XFree86-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-100dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-75dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-14-100dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-14-75dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-15-100dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-15-75dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-2-100dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-2-75dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-9-100dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-ISO8859-9-75dpi-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-Mesa-libGL-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-Xnest-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-Xvfb-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-base-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-devel-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-doc-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-font-utils-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-libs-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-libs-data-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-sdk-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-syriac-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-tools-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-truetype-fonts-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-twm-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-xauth-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-xdm-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • XFree86-xfs-0:4.3.0-126.EL
  • xorg-x11-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-Xdmx-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-Xnest-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-Xvfb-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-devel-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-doc-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-font-utils-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-libs-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-sdk-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-tools-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-twm-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-xauth-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-xdm-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-xfs-0:6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2
  • xorg-x11-server-Xdmx-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
  • xorg-x11-server-Xephyr-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
  • xorg-x11-server-Xnest-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
  • xorg-x11-server-Xorg-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
  • xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
  • xorg-x11-server-sdk-0:1.1.1-48.26.el5_1.5
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
bid
  • 27336
  • 27356
bugtraq 20080130 rPSA-2008-0032-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
confirm
debian DSA-1466
exploit-db 5152
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-0760
  • FEDORA-2008-0831
gentoo
  • GLSA-200801-09
  • GLSA-200804-05
  • GLSA-200805-07
hp
  • HPSBUX02381
  • SSRT080083
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:021
  • MDVSA-2008:022
  • MDVSA-2008:023
  • MDVSA-2008:025
mlist [xorg] 20080117 X.Org security advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in the X server
openbsd
  • [4.1] 20080208 012: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
  • [4.2] 20080208 006: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
sectrack 1019232
secunia
  • 28273
  • 28532
  • 28535
  • 28536
  • 28539
  • 28540
  • 28542
  • 28543
  • 28550
  • 28584
  • 28592
  • 28616
  • 28718
  • 28843
  • 28885
  • 28997
  • 29420
  • 29622
  • 29707
  • 30161
  • 32545
sunalert
  • 103205
  • 230901
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2008:003
  • SUSE-SR:2008:008
ubuntu USN-571-1
vupen
  • ADV-2008-0179
  • ADV-2008-0184
  • ADV-2008-0497
  • ADV-2008-0924
  • ADV-2008-3000
xf xorg-xsp-information-disclosure(39769)
Last major update 15-10-2018 - 21:47
Published 18-01-2008 - 23:00
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