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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      Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3825
Original release date:
10/03/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)

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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:027
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:209 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:209
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0907.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0907
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31534 External Source BID 31534
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020978 External Source SECTRACK 1020978
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461960 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461960
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45635 External Source XF pamkrb5-existingticket-privilege-escalation(45635)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10923 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10923
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00150.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8605
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00166.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8618

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)

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