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CVE-2008-4212 Detail

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in rlogind in the rlogin component in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.5 applies hosts.equiv entries to root despite what is stated in documentation, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.

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

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/25/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of rsh-server packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. The glibcs ruserok function is used to check users authorization against rhosts files. That implementation of ruserok never opens /etc/hosts.equiv for superuser.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html Vendor Advisory
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31708
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021028
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45785

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4212
NVD Published Date:
10/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017