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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1926

Argument injection vulnerability in login (login-utils/login.c) in util-linux-ng 2.14 and earlier makes it easier for remote attackers to hide activities by modifying portions of log events, as demonstrated by appending an "addr=" statement to the login name, aka "audit log injection."
Publish Date : 2008-04-24 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 94

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue affecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1926 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with the following update: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-04-19 2008-04-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Argument injection vulnerability in login (login-utils/login.c) in util-linux-ng 2.14 and earlier makes it easier for re... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833 unix
RHSA-2009:0981: util-linux security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090981 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-2008-1926

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Linux Util-linux 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Linux Util-linux 2.13.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Linux Util-linux 2.13.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Linux Util-linux 2.13.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Linux Util-linux 2.14 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Util-linux 5

- References For CVE-2008-1926

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00624.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3419
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41987
XF utillinuxng-login-data-manipulation(41987)
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1392/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-1392
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=blobdiff;f=login-utils/login.c;h=230121316d953c59e7842c1325f6e9f326a37608;hp=aad27794327c60391b5148b367d2c79338fc6ee4;hb=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782;hpb=3a4a13b12a8065b0b5354686d2807cce421a9973
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28983
BID 28983 util-linux-ng 'login' Remote Log Injection Weakness Release Date:2009-11-13
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022256
SECTRACK 1022256
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0143 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:114
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:114
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0981
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507854/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091112 rPSA-2009-0143-1 util-linux util-linux-extras
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1926

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


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