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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   libpthread Vendors:   HPE
HP Tru64 UNIX libpthread Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017211
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017211
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6418   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 30 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0F PK8, 4.0G PK4, 5.1A PK6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpthread. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the POSIX Threads library ('libpthread') to execute arbitrary code on the target system with root level privileges.

HP Tru64 UNIX versions 5.1B-2/PK4 and 5.1B-3 are not affected.

The vendor credits Adriel T. Desautels of Netragard, L.L.C with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Early Release Patches.

HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1A PK6 ERP Kit

Location: http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=T64KIT1000974-V51AB24-ES-20061031

Name: T64KIT1000974-V51AB24-ES-20061031

MD5 Checksum: 5d61225e7bdbeed85b8f1a01153673c2

HP Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0G PK4 ERP Kit

Location: http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=T64KIT1000976-V40GB22-ES-20061031

Name: T64KIT1000976-V40GB22-ES-20061031

MD5 Checksum: c0cf54eaa49b6984e4ff515e965c63d2

HP Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0F PK8 ERP Kit

Location: http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=DUXKIT1000975-V40FB22-ES-20061031

Name: DUXKIT1000975-V40FB22-ES-20061031

MD5 Checksum: 66c02c0b132b794d2b0888d0baefdaa6

The HP advisory is available at:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00800193

Vendor URL:  www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00800193 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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