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CVE-2008-1668 Detail

Current Description

ftpd.c in (1) wu-ftpd 2.4.2 and (2) ftpd in HP HP-UX B.11.11 assigns uid 0 to the FTP client in certain operating-system misconfigurations in which PAM authentication can succeed even though no passwd entry is available for a user, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges, as demonstrated by a login attempt for an LDAP account when nsswitch.conf does not specify LDAP for passwd information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/13/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1668
Original release date:
08/13/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
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 (10/13/2008)

Not vulnerable. This flaw does not affect teh version of wu-ftpd as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01525562 External Source HP HPSBUX02356
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/20/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080820 FW: CVE-2008-1668 - ftpd 2.4 - unauthorized root access - patch details
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30666 External Source BID 30666
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020682 External Source SECTRACK 1020682
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2364 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2364
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44414 External Source XF hpux-ftpd-security-bypass(44414)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5971 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5971

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5971
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5971

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:o:hp:hp-ux:11.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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