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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2538

Unspecified vulnerability in crontab on Sun Solaris 8 through 10, and OpenSolaris before snv_93, allows local users to insert cron jobs into the crontab files of arbitrary users via unspecified vectors.
Publish Date : 2008-06-03 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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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 362

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Security Vulnerability in the Solaris crontab(1) utility may allow execution of Arbitrary Code oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4725 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-2008-2538

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS SUN Solaris 8 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS SUN Solaris 8 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS SUN Solaris 9 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS SUN Solaris 9 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS SUN Solaris 10 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS SUN Solaris 10 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SUN Solaris 6

- References For CVE-2008-2538
VUPEN ADV-2008-1714
SECTRACK 1020151
XF solaris-crontab-code-execution(42763)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4725

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2538

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