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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

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:060 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 Re: CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1321 External Source BUGTRAQ 20081030 rPSA-2008-0307-1 nfs-client nfs-server nfs-utils Patch External Source BID 31823 External Source UBUNTU USN-687-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0528 External Source MISC External Source XF nfsutils-hostctl-security-bypass(45895) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11544 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8325

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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