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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
Description Last Modified:  08/13/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01525562
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/20/4
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30666
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020682
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2364 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44414
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5971

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1668
NVD Published Date:
08/13/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017