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CVE-2008-3825 Detail

Description

pam_krb5 2.2.14 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and earlier, when the existing_ticket option is enabled, uses incorrect privileges when reading a Kerberos credential cache, which allows local users to gain privileges by setting the KRB5CCNAME environment variable to an arbitrary cache filename and running the (1) su or (2) sudo program. NOTE: there may be a related vector involving sshd that has limited relevance.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/28/2017)

This issue did not affect the version of pam_krb5 shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00002.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:209
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0907.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31534
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020978
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461960
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45635
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10923
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00150.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00166.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10923
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10923

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3825
NVD Published Date:
10/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018