Executive Summary

Name CVE-2006-3597 First vendor Publication 2006-07-18
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2008-09-05

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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passwd before 1:4.0.13 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS leaves the root password blank instead of locking it when the administrator selects the "Go Back" option after the final "Installation complete" message and uses the main menu, which causes the password to be zeroed out in the installer's memory.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3597

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
27091 Ubuntu Linux Alternate/Server CD Installer Empty root Password

Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the "Go Back" option is selected after "Installation Complete" message during the installation. This sets the root password to a null string which can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system.

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2007-11-10 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-316-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
OSVDB http://www.osvdb.org/27091
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/21022
UBUNTU http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-316-1

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