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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0690

KDM in KDE 3.1.3 and earlier does not verify whether the pam_setcred function call succeeds, which may allow attackers to gain root privileges by triggering error conditions within PAM modules, as demonstrated in certain configurations of the MIT pam_krb5 module.
Publish Date : 2003-10-06 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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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 moderate 2003-09-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
KDM pam_setcred Privilege Escalation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:193 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0690

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS KDE KDE 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS KDE KDE 1.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS KDE KDE 1.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS KDE KDE 1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS KDE KDE 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS KDE KDE 2.0 Beta * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS KDE KDE 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS KDE KDE 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS KDE KDE 2.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS KDE KDE 2.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS KDE KDE 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS KDE KDE 2.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS KDE KDE 2.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS KDE KDE 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS KDE KDE 3.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS KDE KDE 3.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS KDE KDE 3.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS KDE KDE 3.0.3a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS KDE KDE 3.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS KDE KDE 3.0.5a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS KDE KDE 3.0.5b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS KDE KDE 3.0.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS KDE KDE 3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS KDE KDE 3.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS KDE KDE 3.1.1a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS KDE KDE 3.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS KDE KDE 3.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2003-0690
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:193
BUGTRAQ 20030916 [KDE SECURITY ADVISORY] KDM vulnerabilities
REDHAT RHSA-2003:288
REDHAT RHSA-2003:287
REDHAT RHSA-2003:286
REDHAT RHSA-2003:289

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0690

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