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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3323

setup.exe before 2.573.2.3 in Cygwin does not properly verify the authenticity of packages, which allows remote Cygwin mirror servers or man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a package list containing the MD5 checksum of a Trojan horse package.
Publish Date : 2008-07-28 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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3323

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Redhat Cygwin 1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Cygwin 1

- References For CVE-2008-3323
XF cygwin-setup-weak-security(44047)
BUGTRAQ 20080725 SECOBJADV-2008-02: Cygwin Installation and Update Process can be Subverted Vulnerability
BID 30375 Cygwin 'setup.exe' Installation and Update Process Mirror Authenticity Verification Vulnerability Release Date:2008-07-25
VUPEN ADV-2008-2321
MLIST [cygwin-announce] 20080805 Updated: Setup.exe updated to version 2.573.2.3

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3323

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