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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3902

Original release date: 09/03/2008
Last revised: 01/29/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

HP firmware 68DTT F.0D stores pre-boot authentication passwords in the BIOS Keyboard buffer and does not clear this buffer after use, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the physical memory locations associated with this buffer, aka SSRT080104.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: SREASON
Name: 4214
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ivizsecurity.com/preboot-patch.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080825 [IVIZ-08-002] Hewlett-Packard BIOS Plain Text Password Disclosure
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ivizsecurity.com/research/preboot/preboot_whitepaper.pdf

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Technical Details

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  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)