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CVE-2008-2476 Detail


The IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) implementation in (1) FreeBSD 6.3 through 7.1, (2) OpenBSD 4.2 and 4.3, (3) NetBSD, (4) Force10 FTOS before E7.7.1.1, (5) Juniper JUNOS, and (6) Wind River VxWorks 5.x through 6.4 does not validate the origin of Neighbor Discovery messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of connectivity) or read private network traffic via a spoofed message that modifies the Forward Information Base (FIB).

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/03/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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 (01/01/1900)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-013 Vendor Advisory External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-08:10 External Source SECTRACK 1020968 External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#472363 US Government Resource External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CONFIRM External Source OPENBSD [4.2] 015: SECURITY FIX: October 2, 2008 External Source OPENBSD [4.3] 006: SECURITY FIX: October 2, 2008 External Source BID 31529 External Source SECTRACK 1021109 External Source SECTRACK 1021132 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2750 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2751 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2752 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0633 External Source XF multiple-vendors-ndp-dos(45601) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5670 External Source MISC

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