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CVE-2016-5008 Detail

Current Description

libvirt before 2.0.0 improperly disables password checking when the password on a VNC server is set to an empty string, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and establish a VNC session by connecting to the server.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-07/msg00054.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-07/msg00055.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-08/msg00024.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2577.html
http://security.libvirt.org/2016/0001.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3613
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91562
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180092
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/DZZMOMRXNPALA34XDF5NK363KDLAYSTL/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/QTQF6LXKEEMJG4VOOCIAPJAD6ACBYP4W/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3576-1/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-284 Improper Access Control NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:libvirt:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
1.3.5

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5008
NVD Published Date:
07/13/2016
NVD Last Modified:
03/15/2018