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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3440

Sun Java 1.6.0_03 and earlier versions, and possibly later versions, 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 : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Sun Java packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, or 5 Supplementary. The updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages are not distributed via the update service (which is only used for Windows version of Sun Java), but rather via Red Hat Network, using the package manager capabilities to verify authenticity of updates.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3440

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN Java 1.6.0 02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN Java 1.6.0 01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SUN Java 1.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application SUN Java 1.6.0 03 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SUN Java 4

- References For CVE-2008-3440
FULLDISC 20080728 Tool release: [evilgrade] - Using DNS cache poisoning to exploit poor update implementations
SECTRACK 1020584

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3440

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