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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      Last Modified:  03/06/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1198
Original release date:
03/06/2008
Last revised:
01/05/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://secunia.com/advisories/48045 External Source SECUNIA 48045
http://www.ernw.de/download/pskattack.pdf Exploit External Source MISC http://www.ernw.de/download/pskattack.pdf
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019563 External Source SECTRACK 1019563
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435274 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435274
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41053 External Source XF ipsec-ifup-weak-security(41053)

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