CVE-2008-4212 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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

Weakness Enumeration

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CWE-16 Configuration cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

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