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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3905

resolv.rb in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier, 1.8.6 before 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 before 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 r18423 and earlier uses sequential transaction IDs and constant source ports for DNS requests, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof DNS responses, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-1447.
Publish Date : 2008-09-04 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 287

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-08-08 2008-08-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3905 unix
DSA-1651 ruby1.8 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7935 unix
DSA-1651-1 ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20309 unix
DSA-1652 ruby1.9 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8055 unix
DSA-1652-1 ruby1.9 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18456 unix
ELSA-2008:0897: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21785 unix
resolv.rb in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier, 1.8.6 before 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 before 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 r18423 and earlier uses se... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10034 unix
RHSA-2008:0896: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080896 unix
RHSA-2008:0897 -- ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28242 unix
RHSA-2008:0897: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080897 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3905

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby * R18423 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ruby-lang Ruby * P286 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ruby-lang Ruby * P71 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ruby-lang Ruby * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.6.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P36 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P114 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P110 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P230 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P111 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P22 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P17 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 27

- References For CVE-2008-3905
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-334-01
BID 31699 Ruby 'resolv.rb' Predictable Transaction ID and Source Port DNS Spoofing Vulnerability Release Date:2008-12-18
GENTOO GLSA-200812-17
MLIST [oss-security] 20080904 Re: CVE Request (ruby -- DNS spoofing vulnerability CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20080903 CVE Request (ruby -- DNS spoofing vulnerability in resolv.rb)
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0897
VUPEN ADV-2008-2334
XF ruby-resolv-dns-spoofing(45935)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10034

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3905

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