CVE-2006-3378

HIGH

Description

passwd command in shadow in Ubuntu 5.04 through 6.06 LTS, when called with the -f, -g, or -s flag, does not check the return code of a setuid call, which might allow local users to gain root privileges if setuid fails in cases such as PAM failures or resource limits.

References

http://secunia.com/advisories/20950

http://secunia.com/advisories/20966

http://secunia.com/advisories/21480

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150

http://www.osvdb.org/26995

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18850

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-308-1

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2006-07-06

Updated: 2008-09-05

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH