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CVE-2008-1926 Detail

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."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1926
Original release date:
04/24/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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 Type Source Name
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 External Source MISC 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
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782 External Source CONFIRM 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 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0143
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:114 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:114
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:0981
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507854/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20091112 rPSA-2009-0143-1 util-linux util-linux-extras
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28983 External Source BID 28983
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022256 External Source SECTRACK 1022256
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1392/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1392
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41987 External Source XF utillinuxng-login-data-manipulation(41987)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9833 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00624.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3419

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833

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