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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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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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
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-07/0250.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020584
http://www.infobyte.com.ar/down/Francisco%20Amato%20-%20evilgrade%20-%20ENG.pdf

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-94 Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:sun:java:1.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:java:1.6.0:01:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:java:1.6.0:02:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sun:java:*:03:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
1.6.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3440
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/10/2008