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CVE-2008-1198 Detail

Description

The default IPSec ifup script in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 through 5 configures racoon to use aggressive IKE mode instead of main IKE mode, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute force attacks by sniffing an unencrypted preshared key (PSK) hash.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/06/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
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 (03/07/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1198 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://secunia.com/advisories/48045
http://www.ernw.de/download/pskattack.pdf Exploit
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019563
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435274
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41053

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1198
NVD Published Date:
03/06/2008
NVD Last Modified:
01/05/2018