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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 : 2018-10-11
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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 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: 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.
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 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
VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
XF openssh-sshd-session-hijacking(41438) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-2396
VUPEN ADV-2008-1630
VUPEN ADV-2008-1624
VUPEN ADV-2008-1526
VUPEN ADV-2008-1448
VUPEN ADV-2008-1124
VUPEN ADV-2008-1123
VUPEN ADV-2008-0994
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-095-01
GENTOO GLSA-200804-03
MLIST [security-announce] 20080403 Globus Security Advisory 2008-01: GSI-OpenSSH vulnerability
CISCO 20130220 OpenSSH Forwarded X Connection Session Hijack Vulnerability
BID 28444 OpenSSH X Connections Session Hijacking Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-15
SECTRACK 1019707
BUGTRAQ 20080325 rPSA-2008-0120-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1483

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