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CVE-2008-1628 Detail

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the audit_log_user_command function in lib/audit_logging.c in Linux Audit before 1.7 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long command argument. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/02/2008

Evaluator Description

Additional information can be found at: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28524/info http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/1052

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1628
Original release date:
04/02/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.1 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
2.7
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (04/04/2008)

This issue did not affect the audit packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Red Hat is not treating this issue as a security vulnerability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as no application used the affected interface, and the only result is a controlled application termination as the overflow is detected by the FORTIFY_SOURCE protection mechanism. We plan to address this as non-security bug fix in updated audit packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2. For further details, please see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1628

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00011.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:010
http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/ChangeLog External Source CONFIRM http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/ChangeLog
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-14.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-14
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:083 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:083
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28524 External Source BID 28524
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019824 External Source SECTRACK 1019824
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1052/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1052
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41576 External Source XF linuxaudit-auditlogusercommand-bo(41576)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00200.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3012
https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-audit/2008-March/msg00138.html External Source MLIST [linux-audit] 20080330 audit 1.7 released

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Buffer Errors (CWE-119)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:linux:audit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.6.9

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