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CVE-2008-5659 Detail

Current Description

The gnu.java.security.util.PRNG class in GNU Classpath 0.97.2 and earlier uses a predictable seed based on the system time, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to conduct brute force attacks against cryptographic routines that use this class for randomness, as demonstrated against DSA private keys.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=38417
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/12/06/2
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47574

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.90:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.91:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.92:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.93:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.95:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.96:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.96.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.97:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:0.97.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:classpath:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
0.97.2


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5659
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017