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CVE-2008-1673 Detail

Description

The asn1 implementation in (a) the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.36.6 and 2.6 before 2.6.25.5, as used in the cifs and ip_nat_snmp_basic modules; and (b) the gxsnmp package; does not properly validate length values during decoding of ASN.1 BER data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via (1) a length greater than the working buffer, which can lead to an unspecified overflow; (2) an oid length of zero, which can lead to an off-by-one error; or (3) an indefinite length for a primitive encoding.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/09/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1673
Original release date:
06/09/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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 (09/08/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG. The but existed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. However, this is only a security issue if the SLOB or SLUB memory allocators were used (introduced in Linux kernel versions 2.6.16 and 2.6.22, respectively). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise MRG kernels use the SLAB memory allocator, which in this case, cannot be exploited to allow arbitrary code execution. As a preventive measure, the underlying bug was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5, via the advisories RHSA-2008:0973, RHSA-2008:0508, and RHSA-2008:0519, respectively.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=33afb8403f361919aa5c8fe1d0a4f5ddbfbbea3c External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=33afb8403f361919aa5c8fe1d0a4f5ddbfbbea3c
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=ddb2c43594f22843e9f3153da151deaba1a834c5 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=ddb2c43594f22843e9f3153da151deaba1a834c5
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.36.6 External Source CONFIRM http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.36.6
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.5 External Source CONFIRM http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.5
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00007.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:035
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00012.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:038
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:047
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:048
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00003.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:049
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00008.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:052
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0189 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0189
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:113 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:113
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:174 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:174
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/493300/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080611 rPSA-2008-0189-1 kernel xen
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29589 Patch External Source BID 29589
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020210 External Source SECTRACK 1020210
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-625-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-625-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1770 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1770
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443962 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443962
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42921 External Source XF linux-kernel-ber-decoder-bo(42921)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg00587.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-5308

Technical Details

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