CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2006-6698

Published: Dec 22, 2006 | Modified: Mar 08, 2011
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
1.9 LOW
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The GConf daemon (gconfd) in GConf 2.14.0 creates temporary files under directories with names based on the username, even when GCONF_GLOBAL_LOCKS is not set, which allows local users to cause a denial of service by creating the directories ahead of time, which prevents other users from using Gnome.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Gconf Gnome 2.14.0 2.14.0
Gconf2 Ubuntu dapper *
Gconf2 Ubuntu devel *
Gconf2 Ubuntu edgy *
Gconf2 Ubuntu feisty *

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