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CVE-2008-3431 Detail

Description

The VBoxDrvNtDeviceControl function in VBoxDrv.sys in Sun xVM VirtualBox before 1.6.4 uses the METHOD_NEITHER communication method for IOCTLs and does not properly validate a buffer associated with the Irp object, which allows local users to gain privileges by opening the \\.\VBoxDrv device and calling DeviceIoControl to send a crafted kernel address.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/05/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4107
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020625
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240095-1
http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/virtualbox-privilege-escalation-vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495095/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30481 Exploit
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2293
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44202
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6218

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:1.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:xvm_virtualbox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
1.6.2


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3431
NVD Published Date:
08/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018