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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2928

Multiple buffer overflows in the adminutil library in CGI applications in Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 before SP7 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Accept-Language HTTP header.
Publish Date : 2008-08-29 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 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2007-12-06 2007-12-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
HP-UX Running Netscape / Red Hat Directory Server, Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS) or Remote Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5865 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-2008-2928

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP6 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Redhat Directory Server 7.1 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Directory Server 6

- References For CVE-2008-2928
HP SSRT080113
BID 30869 Red Hat Directory Server Accept Language HTTP Headers Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-10
SECTRACK 1020771
VUPEN ADV-2008-2480
XF rhds-acceptlanguage-bo(44738)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5865

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2928

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