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CVE-2008-1628 Detail


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

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
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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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:010 External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-14 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:083 External Source BID 28524 External Source SECTRACK 1019824 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1052 External Source XF linuxaudit-auditlogusercommand-bo(41576) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3012 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
cpe:2.3:a:linux:audit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.6.9

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