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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4190

The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.
Publish Date : 2008-09-24 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.4
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 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) Execute Code
CWE ID 59

- Vendor Statements

This issue has been addressed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-08-26 2008-08-24
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1760-1 openswan -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13547 unix
ELSA-2009:0402: openswan security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21841 unix
RHSA-2009:0402 -- openswan security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28934 unix
RHSA-2009:0402: openswan security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090402 unix
The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitr... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078 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-2008-4190

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Openswan Openswan 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Openswan Openswan 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Openswan Openswan 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Openswan Openswan 2.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Openswan Openswan 2.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Openswan Openswan 2.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Openswan Openswan 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Openswan Openswan 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Openswan Openswan 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Openswan Openswan 2.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.08 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Openswan Openswan 2.6.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openswan Openswan 41

- References For CVE-2008-4190

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0402
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501624/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090309 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9135
EXPLOIT-DB 9135
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45250
XF openswan-livetest-symlink(45250)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460425 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31243
BID 31243 Openswan IPsec Livetest Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2013-09-16
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501640/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090310 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1760
DEBIAN DSA-1760
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openswan CONFIRM
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496374 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4190

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


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