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CVE-2008-0166 Detail

Current Description

OpenSSL 0.9.8c-1 up to versions before 0.9.8g-9 on Debian-based operating systems uses a random number generator that generates predictable numbers, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute force guessing attacks against cryptographic keys.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/13/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/13/2008)

Not vulnerable. This flaw was caused by a third-party vendor patch to the OpenSSL library. This patch has never been used by Red Hat, and this issue therefore does not affect any Fedora, Red Hat, or upstream supplied OpenSSL packages.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://metasploit.com/users/hdm/tools/debian-openssl/
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=48367252.7070603%40shemesh.biz&forum_name=rsyncrypto-devel
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1571 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1576 Patch
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/925211 US Government Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/492112/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29179 Exploit
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020017
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-1 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-2 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-4
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-7
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-137A.html US Government Resource
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42375
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5622
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5632
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5720

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-1
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-2
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-3
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-4
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-5
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-6
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-7
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-8
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8c-9
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-1
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-2
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-3
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-4
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-5
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-6
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-7
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-8
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8d-9
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-1
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-2
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-3
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-4
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-5
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-6
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-7
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-8
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8e-9
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-1
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-2
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-3
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-4
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-5
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-6
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-7
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-8
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8f-9
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-1
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-2
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-3
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-4
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-5
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-6
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-7
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-8
cpe:/a:openssl_project:openssl:0.9.8g-9

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0166
NVD Published Date:
05/13/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018