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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4107

The (1) rand and (2) mt_rand functions in PHP 5.2.6 do not produce cryptographically strong random numbers, which allows attackers to leverage exposures in products that rely on these functions for security-relevant functionality, as demonstrated by the password-reset functionality in Joomla! 1.5.x and WordPress before 2.6.2, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, and CVE-2008-4102.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red HatEnterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. For more information please see our bug for this issue:
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4107

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 4.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 4.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 4.0.3 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 4.0.4 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 4.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 4.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application PHP PHP 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application PHP PHP 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application PHP PHP 4.2 DEV Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application PHP PHP 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application PHP PHP 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application PHP PHP 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application PHP PHP 4.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application PHP PHP 4.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application PHP PHP 4.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application PHP PHP 4.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application PHP PHP 4.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application PHP PHP 4.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application PHP PHP 4.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application PHP PHP 4.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application PHP PHP 4.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application PHP PHP 4.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application PHP PHP 4.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application PHP PHP 4.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application PHP PHP 4.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application PHP PHP 4.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application PHP PHP 4.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application PHP PHP 4.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application PHP PHP 4.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application PHP PHP 4.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application PHP PHP 4.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application PHP PHP 4.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application PHP PHP 4.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application PHP PHP 4.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application PHP PHP 5.0.0 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application PHP PHP 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application PHP PHP 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application PHP PHP 5.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application PHP PHP 5.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application PHP PHP 5.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application PHP PHP 5.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application PHP PHP 5.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application PHP PHP 5.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application PHP PHP 5.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application PHP PHP 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application PHP PHP 5.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application PHP PHP 5.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 Application PHP PHP 5.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 Application PHP PHP 5.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-4107
XF php-rand-mtrand-weak-security(45956)
VUPEN ADV-2008-2553
BID 31115 WordPress Random Password Generation Insufficient Entropy Weakness Release Date:2008-09-12
BUGTRAQ 20080911 Advisory 05/2008: Wordpress user_login Column SQL Truncation Vulnerability
MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2
BUGTRAQ 20080911 Advisory 04/2008: Joomla Weak Random Password Reset Token Vulnerability
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4107

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