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CVE-2008-1483 Detail

Description

OpenSSH 4.3p2, and probably other versions, allows local users to hijack forwarded X connections by causing ssh to set DISPLAY to :10, even when another process is listening on the associated port, as demonstrated by opening TCP port 6010 (IPv4) and sniffing a cookie sent by Emacs.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1483
Original release date:
03/24/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (03/19/2010)

All openssh versions shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 include the patch for this issue. This issue was fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-527.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is affected by this issue. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1483

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2008-005.txt.asc External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-005
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ssh_advisory.asc External Source MISC http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ssh_advisory.asc
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=463011 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=463011
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01462841 External Source HP HPSBUX02337
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008/Sep/msg00005.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00007.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-08:05.openssh.asc External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-08:05
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=590180&group_id=69227 External Source CONFIRM http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=590180&group_id=69227
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-237444-1 External Source SUNALERT 237444
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1019235.1-1 External Source SUNALERT 1019235
http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html External Source CONFIRM http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-205.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-205.htm
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2008-1483 External Source CISCO 20130220 OpenSSH Forwarded X Connection Session Hijack Vulnerability
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0120 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0120
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1576 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1576
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-03
http://www.globus.org/mail_archive/security-announce/2008/04/msg00000.html External Source MLIST [security-announce] 20080403 Globus Security Advisory 2008-01: GSI-OpenSSH vulnerability
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:078 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:078
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/490054/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080325 rPSA-2008-0120-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28444 External Source BID 28444
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019707 External Source SECTRACK 1019707
http://www.slackware.org/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.540188 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-095-01
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-597-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-597-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-260A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA08-260A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0994/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0994
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1123/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1123
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1124/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1124
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1448/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1448
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1526/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1526
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1624/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1624
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1630/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1630
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2396 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2396
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2584 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41438 External Source XF openssh-sshd-session-hijacking(41438)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2397 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2397
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6085 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6085

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6085
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6085

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openbsd:openssh:4.3p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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