CVE-2008-3896 Detail

Current Description

Grub Legacy 0.97 and earlier stores pre-boot authentication passwords in the BIOS Keyboard buffer and does not clear this buffer before and after use, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the physical memory locations associated with this buffer.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/29/2009)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Since these operations can only be executed by root, no trust boundary is crossed as a result of this behaviour.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4204
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4206
http://www.ivizsecurity.com/preboot-patch.html
http://www.ivizsecurity.com/research/preboot/preboot_whitepaper.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495726/100/0/threaded

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3896
NVD Published Date:
09/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE