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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3436

The GUP generic update process in Notepad++ before 4.8.1 does not properly verify the authenticity of updates, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse update, as demonstrated by evilgrade and DNS cache poisoning.
Publish Date : 2008-08-01 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 94

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3436

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Notepad++ Notepad++ 4.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Notepad++ Notepad++ 41

- References For CVE-2008-3436

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-07/0250.html
FULLDISC 20080728 Tool release: [evilgrade] - Using DNS cache poisoning to exploit poor update implementations
http://www.infobyte.com.ar/down/Francisco%20Amato%20-%20evilgrade%20-%20ENG.pdf

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3436

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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