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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0122

Off-by-one error in the inet_network function in libbind in ISC BIND 9.4.2 and earlier, as used in libc in FreeBSD 6.2 through 7.0-PRERELEASE, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted input that triggers memory corruption.
Publish Date : 2008-01-15 Last Update Date : 2011-08-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the versions of GNU libc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. This issue affects the versions of libbind as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5, however the vulnerable function is not used by any shipped applications. The Red Hat Security Response Team has therefore rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-01-17 2008-01-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0122 unix
ELSA-2008:0300: bind security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22620 unix
Off-by-one error in the inet_network function in libbind in ISC BIND 9.4.2 and earlier, as used in libc in FreeBSD 6.2 t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10190 unix
RHSA-2008:0300: bind security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080300 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0122

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application ISC Bind 9.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
ISC Bind 1

- References For CVE-2008-0122
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:006
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0300
BUGTRAQ 20080124 rPSA-2008-0029-1 bind bind-utils CONFIRM CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-0193
SECTRACK 1019189
VUPEN ADV-2008-1743
XF freebsd-inetnetwork-bo(39670)
CERT-VN VU#203611
BID 27283 Multiple Vendors BIND 'inet_network()' Off-by-One Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-06-16

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0122

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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