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CVE-2008-5714 Detail


Off-by-one error in monitor.c in Qemu 0.9.1 might make it easier for remote attackers to guess the VNC password, which is limited to seven characters where eight was intended.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/26/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Xen as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [qemu-devel] 20081123 [PATCH] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars External Source MLIST [qemu-devel] 20081210 Re: [RESEND] [PATCH v2] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:002 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:008 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source BID 33020 External Source UBUNTU USN-776-1 External Source XF qemu-monitor-weak-security(47683)

Technical Details

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