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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3431

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.
Publish Date : 2008-08-05 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 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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3431

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.3.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.3.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.3.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application SUN Xvm Virtualbox 1.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SUN Xvm Virtualbox 11

- References For CVE-2008-3431
XF sun-xvmvirtualbox-privilege-escalation(44202)
BUGTRAQ 20080804 CORE-2008-0716 - Sun xVM VirtualBox Privilege Escalation Vulnerability CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-2293
BID 30481 Sun xVM VirtualBox 'VBoxDrv.sys' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-26
SECTRACK 1020625

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3431

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