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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2359

The default configuration of consolehelper in system-config-network before 1.5.10-1 on Fedora 8 lacks the USER=root directive, which allows local users of the workstation console to gain privileges and change the network configuration.
Publish Date : 2008-06-02 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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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) Gain privileges

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2359

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Fedora 8 Consolehelper 1.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5. Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Redhat Fedora 8 1.5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedora 8 Consolehelper 15
Redhat Fedora 8 16

- References For CVE-2008-2359
XF fedora-consolehelper-privilege-escalation(42867) CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2359

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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