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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-1160

The default configuration of the pam_xauth module forwards MIT-Magic-Cookies to new X sessions, which could allow local users to gain root privileges by stealing the cookies from a temporary .xauth file, which is created with the original user's credentials after root uses su.
Publish Date : 2003-02-19 Last Update Date : 2016-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2003-02-03
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- Products Affected By CVE-2002-1160

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Linux 7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Linux 7.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Linux 8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Linux 4

- References For CVE-2002-1160
BID 6753 PAM pam_xauth Module Unintended X Session Cookie Access Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
REDHAT RHSA-2003:035
REDHAT RHSA-2003:028
CERT-VN VU#911505
BUGTRAQ 20021214 BDT_AV200212140001: Insecure default: Using pam_xauth for su from sh-utils package
XF linux-pamxauth-gain-privileges(11254)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-1160

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