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CVE-2008-4552 Detail

Current Description

The good_client function in nfs-utils 1.0.9, and possibly other versions before 1.1.3, invokes the hosts_ctl function with the wrong order of arguments, which causes TCP Wrappers to ignore netgroups and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/14/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4552
Original release date:
10/14/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/02/2009)

This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and was addressed by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1321.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html External Source MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0307 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0307
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:060 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:060
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/07/19/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/07/19/5 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 Re: CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1321.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1321
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497935/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081030 rPSA-2008-0307-1 nfs-client nfs-server nfs-utils
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31823 Patch External Source BID 31823
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-687-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-687-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0528
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458676 External Source MISC https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458676
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45895 External Source XF nfsutils-hostctl-security-bypass(45895)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11544 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11544
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8325 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8325

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11544
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11544
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8325
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8325

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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