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CVE-2008-0122 Detail

Current Description

Off-by-one error in the inet_network function in libbind in ISC BIND 9.4.2 and earlier, as used in libc in FreeBSD 6.2 through 7.0-PRERELEASE, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted input that triggers memory corruption.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/15/2008      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/21/2008)

This issue did not affect the versions of GNU libc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. This issue affects the versions of libbind as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5, however the vulnerable function is not used by any shipped applications. The Red Hat Security Response Team has therefore rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:006 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-08:02 External Source SUNALERT 238493 External Source CONFIRM Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#203611 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0300 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080124 rPSA-2008-0029-1 bind bind-utils Patch External Source BID 27283 External Source SECTRACK 1019189 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0193 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0703 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1743 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source XF freebsd-inetnetwork-bo(39670) External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10190 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0903 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0904

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