Executive Summary

Name CVE-2006-1183 First vendor Publication 2006-03-13
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2018-10-03

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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The Ubuntu 5.10 installer does not properly clear passwords from the installer log file (questions.dat), and leaves the log file with world-readable permissions, which allows local users to gain privileges.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1183

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
23868 Ubuntu Installer Log File Cleartext Password Disclosure

The Ubunto installer contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized password exposure. The installer log files fail to sanitize passwords used during the installation. The installer log files are world-readable, thus any local user can see the password of the first user account, which has full sudo privileges by default, thus leading to a loss of confidentiality.

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2006-03-13 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-262-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17086
CONFIRM https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/shadow/+bug/34606
OSVDB http://www.osvdb.org/23868
SECTRACK http://securitytracker.com/id?1015761
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/19200
UBUNTU https://usn.ubuntu.com/262-1/
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0927
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/25170

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