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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1628

Stack-based buffer overflow in the audit_log_user_command function in lib/audit_logging.c in Linux Audit before 1.7 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long command argument. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2008-04-02 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the audit packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Red Hat is not treating this issue as a security vulnerability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as no application used the affected interface, and the only result is a controlled application termination as the overflow is detected by the FORTIFY_SOURCE protection mechanism. We plan to address this as non-security bug fix in updated audit packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2. For further details, please see:
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1628

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Linux Audit 1.6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Audit 1

- References For CVE-2008-1628
MLIST [linux-audit] 20080330 audit 1.7 released
VUPEN ADV-2008-1052
XF linuxaudit-auditlogusercommand-bo(41576)
SECTRACK 1019824
GENTOO GLSA-200807-14
BID 28524 Linux Audit Daemon 'audit_log_user_command()' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-07-31 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:010

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1628

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