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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3617

Remote Management and Screen Sharing in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4, when used to set a password for a VNC viewer, displays additional input characters beyond the maximum password length, which might make it easier for attackers to guess passwords that the user believed were longer.
Publish Date : 2008-09-16 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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)
CWE ID 255

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3617

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 5
Apple Mac Os X Server 5

- References For CVE-2008-3617
CERT TA08-260A
VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
XF macos-vncviewer-weak-security(45174)
SECTRACK 1020882
BID 31189 Apple Mac OS X 2008-006 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-11-13
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3617

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

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