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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0947

Buffer overflow in the RPC library used by libgssrpc and kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.4 through 1.6.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by triggering a large number of open file descriptors.
Publish Date : 2008-03-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-02-19 2008-03-18
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the RPC library used by libgssrpc and kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.4 through 1.6.3 allows remot... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10984 unix
CVE-2008-0947 unix
DSA-1524 krb5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8094 unix
DSA-1524-1 krb5 - multiple vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20288 unix
ELSA-2008:0164: krb5 security and bugfix update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22707 unix
RHSA-2008:0164: krb5 security and bugfix update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080164 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-2008-0947

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 12
MIT Kerberos 5 1

- References For CVE-2008-0947
XF krb5-rpclibrary-bo(41273)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1102
CERT TA08-079B
VUPEN ADV-2008-0922
SECTRACK 1019631
BUGTRAQ 20080319 rPSA-2008-0112-1 krb5 krb5-server krb5-services krb5-test krb5-workstation
BID 28302 MIT Kerberos5 kadmind Excessive File Descriptors Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-07-30 CONFIRM
CERT-VN VU#374121
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0164
BUGTRAQ 20080318 MITKRB5-SA-2008-001: double-free, uninitialized data vulnerabilities in krb5kdc
BUGTRAQ 20080318 MITKRB5-SA-2008-002: array overrun in RPC library used by kadmin (resend, corrected subject) CONFIRM CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-200803-31
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:016

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0947

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