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CVE-2008-3617 Detail

Description

Remote Management and Screen Sharing in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4, when used to set a password for a VNC viewer, displays additional input characters beyond the maximum password length, which might make it easier for attackers to guess passwords that the user believed were longer.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/16/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008/Sep/msg00005.html Patch
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020882
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31189 Patch
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-260A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2584
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45174

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3617
NVD Published Date:
09/16/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017