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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4636

yast2-backup 2.14.2 through 2.16.6 on SUSE Linux and Novell Linux allows local users to gain privileges via shell metacharacters in filenames used by the backup process.
Publish Date : 2008-11-26 Last Update Date : 2008-12-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 20

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4636 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084636 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-2008-4636

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Suse Yast2-backup 2.14.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Suse Yast2-backup 2.16.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Suse Yast2-backup 2

- References For CVE-2008-4636

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46879
XF yast2backup-backup-command-execution(46879)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00003.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:054
http://secunia.com/advisories/32832
SECUNIA 32832
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32464
BID 32464 SuSE YaST2 Backup File Name Local Arbitrary Shell Command Injection Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-26
http://osvdb.org/50284
OSVDB 50284

- Vulnerability Conditions

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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4636

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


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