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CVE-2008-1483 Detail


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

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Locally 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 (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: 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.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-005 External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source HP HPSBUX02337 External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009 External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-08:05 External Source CONFIRM External Source SUNALERT 237444 External Source SUNALERT 1019235 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CISCO 20130220 OpenSSH Forwarded X Connection Session Hijack Vulnerability External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1576 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-03 External Source MLIST [security-announce] 20080403 Globus Security Advisory 2008-01: GSI-OpenSSH vulnerability External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:078 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080325 rPSA-2008-0120-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server External Source BID 28444 External Source SECTRACK 1019707 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-095-01 External Source UBUNTU USN-597-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA08-260A External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0994 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1123 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1124 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1448 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1526 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1624 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1630 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2396 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2584 External Source XF openssh-sshd-session-hijacking(41438) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6085

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

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