CVE-2008-1926 Detail

Current Description

Argument injection vulnerability in login (login-utils/login.c) in util-linux-ng 2.14 and earlier makes it easier for remote attackers to hide activities by modifying portions of log events, as demonstrated by appending an "addr=" statement to the login name, aka "audit log injection."


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/18/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue affecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1926 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with the following update: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=blobdiff;f=login-utils/login.c;h=230121316d953c59e7842c1325f6e9f326a37608;hp=aad27794327c60391b5148b367d2c79338fc6ee4;hb=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782;hpb=3a4a13b12a8065b0b5354686d2807cce421a9973 Exploit 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0143
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:114
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507854/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28983
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022256
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1392/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41987
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9833
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00624.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-94 Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1926
NVD Published Date:
04/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.