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CVE-2008-3234 Detail

Description

sshd in OpenSSH 4 on Debian GNU/Linux, and the 20070303 OpenSSH snapshot, allows remote authenticated users to obtain access to arbitrary SELinux roles by appending a :/ (colon slash) sequence, followed by the role name, to the username.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/18/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/21/2008)

Upon investigating this issue, the Red Hat Security Response Team has determined that this is not a vulnerability. The ability to specify a desired role when connecting to OpenSSH is a feature of how OpenSSH interacts with SELinux. Users can only assign themselves SELinux roles which they have permission to access. They cannot assign themselves arbitrary roles.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30276 Exploit
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44037
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6094

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3234
NVD Published Date:
07/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017