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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0216

The ptsname function in FreeBSD 6.0 through 7.0-PRERELEASE does not properly verify that a certain portion of a device name is associated with a pty of a user who is calling the pt_chown function, which might allow local users to read data from the pty from another user.
Publish Date : 2008-01-16 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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)
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0216

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.0 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.0 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.1 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.1 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.1 Release P10 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.2 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Freebsd Freebsd 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Freebsd Freebsd 7.0 Current * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Freebsd Freebsd 7.0 Pre-release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freebsd Freebsd 13

- References For CVE-2008-0216
XF freebsd-ptsname-information-disclosure(39667)
SECTRACK 1019191
BID 27284 FreeBSD pty Handling Multiple Local Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-01-15

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0216

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