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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1483

OpenSSH 4.3p2, and probably other versions, allows local users to hijack forwarded X connections by causing ssh to set DISPLAY to :10, even when another process is listening on the associated port, as demonstrated by opening TCP port 6010 (IPv4) and sniffing a cookie sent by Emacs.
Publish Date : 2008-03-24 Last Update Date : 2014-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
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 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 264

- Vendor Statements

All openssh versions shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 include the patch for this issue. This issue was fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-527.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is affected by this issue. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1483
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-01-08 2008-01-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1483 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20081483 unix
DSA-1576 openssh -- predictable random number generator oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7978 unix
DSA-1576-1 openssh openssh-blacklist - predictable randomness oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18593 unix
RHSA-2005:527: openssh security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005527 unix
RHSA-2005:527: openssh security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050527 unix
Security Vulnerability in Solaris SSH May Allow Unauthorized Access to X11 Sessions oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6085 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-2008-1483

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.3p2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openssh 1

- References For CVE-2008-1483

ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2008-005.txt.asc
NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-005
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01462841
HP HPSBUX02337
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ssh_advisory.asc CONFIRM
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=463011 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/29522
SECUNIA 29522
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00007.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008/Sep/msg00005.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15
http://secunia.com/advisories/29537
SECUNIA 29537
http://secunia.com/advisories/29554
SECUNIA 29554
http://secunia.com/advisories/29626
SECUNIA 29626
http://secunia.com/advisories/29676
SECUNIA 29676
http://secunia.com/advisories/29683
SECUNIA 29683
http://secunia.com/advisories/29686
SECUNIA 29686
http://secunia.com/advisories/29721
SECUNIA 29721
http://secunia.com/advisories/29735
SECUNIA 29735
http://secunia.com/advisories/29873
SECUNIA 29873
http://secunia.com/advisories/30249
SECUNIA 30249
http://secunia.com/advisories/29939
SECUNIA 29939
http://secunia.com/advisories/30086
SECUNIA 30086
http://secunia.com/advisories/30230
SECUNIA 30230
http://secunia.com/advisories/30347
SECUNIA 30347
http://secunia.com/advisories/30361
SECUNIA 30361
http://secunia.com/advisories/31531
SECUNIA 31531
http://secunia.com/advisories/31882
SECUNIA 31882
http://support.attachmate.com/techdocs/2374.html CONFIRM
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1019235.1-1
SUNALERT 1019235
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-237444-1
SUNALERT 237444
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=590180&group_id=69227 CONFIRM
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-08:05.openssh.asc
FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-08:05
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0120 CONFIRM
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2008-1483
CISCO 20130220 OpenSSH Forwarded X Connection Session Hijack Vulnerability
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-205.htm CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:078
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:078
http://www.globus.org/mail_archive/security-announce/2008/04/msg00000.html
MLIST [security-announce] 20080403 Globus Security Advisory 2008-01: GSI-OpenSSH vulnerability
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1576
DEBIAN DSA-1576
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200804-03
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/490054/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080325 rPSA-2008-0120-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019707
SECTRACK 1019707
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28444
BID 28444 OpenSSH X Connections Session Hijacking Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-15
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-597-1
UBUNTU USN-597-1
http://www.slackware.org/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.540188
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-095-01
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0994/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-0994
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1123/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1123
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1124/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1124
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1448/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1448
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2396
VUPEN ADV-2008-2396
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1630/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1630
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1624/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1624
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1526/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1526
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2584
VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-260A.html
CERT TA08-260A
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41438
XF openssh-sshd-session-hijacking(41438)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2397 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1483

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


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