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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
Description Last Modified:  08/01/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
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

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Quick Info

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