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CVE-2008-3440 Detail

Current Description

Sun Java 1.6.0_03 and earlier versions, and possibly later versions, does not properly verify the authenticity of updates, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse update, as demonstrated by evilgrade and DNS cache poisoning.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/01/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3440
Original release date:
08/01/2008
Last revised:
09/10/2008
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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/06/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Sun Java packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, or 5 Supplementary. The updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages are not distributed via the java.sun.com update service (which is only used for Windows version of Sun Java), but rather via Red Hat Network, using the package manager capabilities to verify authenticity of updates.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-07/0250.html External Source FULLDISC 20080728 Tool release: [evilgrade] - Using DNS cache poisoning to exploit poor update implementations
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020584 External Source SECTRACK 1020584
http://www.infobyte.com.ar/down/Francisco%20Amato%20-%20evilgrade%20-%20ENG.pdf External Source MISC http://www.infobyte.com.ar/down/Francisco%20Amato%20-%20evilgrade%20-%20ENG.pdf

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