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CVE-2008-5714 Detail

Description

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:
CVE-2008-5714
Original release date:
12/24/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2008-11/msg01224.html External Source MLIST [qemu-devel] 20081123 [PATCH] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2008-12/msg00498.html External Source MLIST [qemu-devel] 20081210 Re: [RESEND] [PATCH v2] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:002
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-04/msg00003.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:008
http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/?view=rev&root=qemu&revision=5966 External Source CONFIRM http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/?view=rev&root=qemu&revision=5966
http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/monitor.c?root=qemu&r1=5966&r2=5965&pathrev=5966 External Source CONFIRM http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/monitor.c?root=qemu&r1=5966&r2=5965&pathrev=5966
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33020 External Source BID 33020
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-776-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-776-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47683 External Source XF qemu-monitor-weak-security(47683)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:qemu:qemu:0.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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