The VBoxDrvNtDeviceControl function in VBoxDrv.sys in Sun xVM VirtualBox before 1.6.4 uses the METHOD_NEITHER communication method for IOCTLs and does not properly validate a buffer associated with the Irp object, which allows local users to gain privileges by opening the \\.\VBoxDrv device and calling DeviceIoControl to send a crafted kernel address.
Published 2008-08-05 19:41:00
Updated 2018-10-11 20:48:19
Source MITRE
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CVE-2008-3431 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Oracle VirtualBox Insufficient Input Validation Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
An input validation vulnerability exists in the VBoxDrv.sys driver of Sun xVM VirtualBox which allows attackers to locally execute arbitrary code.
Added on 2022-03-03 Action due date 2022-03-24

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-3431

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-3431

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CWE ids for CVE-2008-3431

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Products affected by CVE-2008-3431

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