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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      Last Modified:  10/10/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4212
Original release date:
10/10/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html Vendor Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 Patch External Source BID 31681
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31708 External Source BID 31708
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021028 External Source SECTRACK 1021028
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45785 External Source XF macosx-rlogin-weak-security(45785)

Technical Details

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