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CVE-2008-4190 Detail

Current Description

The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/24/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4190
Original release date:
09/24/2008
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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/30/2009)

This issue has been addressed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496374 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496374
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openswan External Source CONFIRM http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openswan
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1760 Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1760
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html Patch External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:0402
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501624/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20090309 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501640/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20090310 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31243 Patch External Source BID 31243
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460425 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460425
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45250 External Source XF openswan-livetest-symlink(45250)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10078 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9135 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 9135

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:1.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.4.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.03:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.05:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.06:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.07:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.08:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.09:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:openswan:openswan:2.6.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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