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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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
Source:
MITRE