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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1198

The default IPSec ifup script in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 through 5 configures racoon to use aggressive IKE mode instead of main IKE mode, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute force attacks by sniffing an unencrypted preshared key (PSK) hash.
Publish Date : 2008-03-06 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.1
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 16

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1198 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
2.6
AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2008-02-28 2008-02-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-0312 -- initscripts security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27792 unix
ELSA-2012:0312: initscripts security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23362 unix
RHSA-2012:0312: initscripts security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120312 unix
RHSA-2012:0312: initscripts security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20759 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-2008-1198

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 2

- References For CVE-2008-1198

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019563
SECTRACK 1019563
http://www.ernw.de/download/pskattack.pdf
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41053
XF ipsec-ifup-weak-security(41053)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435274 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1198

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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