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Category:   Application (Security)  >   SSH Tectia Manager Vendors:   SSH Communications
SSH Tectia Manager Process Restart Flaw May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016744
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4316   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 24 2006
Original Entry Date:  Aug 23 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the SSH Tectia Manager. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges.

If the sshd binary has stopped running and a local user has created their own binary named 'sshd' and an administrator subsequently instructs the management agent to restart the sshd server, then the management agent will kill and restart the user's own 'sshd' binary. The binary will be started with root privileges.

Linux/UNIX-based systems are affected.

The vendor discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (2.1.3, 2.2.0).

The SSH advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (Red Hat Linux), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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