CVEdetails.com the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew   www.itsecdb.com  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4212

Unspecified vulnerability in rlogind in the rlogin component in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.5 applies hosts.equiv entries to root despite what is stated in documentation, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
Publish Date : 2008-10-10 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 16

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of rsh-server packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. The glibcs ruserok function is used to check users authorization against rhosts files. That implementation of ruserok never opens /etc/hosts.equiv for superuser.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4212

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 2
Apple Mac Os X Server 2

- References For CVE-2008-4212

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45785
XF macosx-rlogin-weak-security(45785)
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021028
SECTRACK 1021028
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31708
BID 31708 Apple Mac OS X 'hosts.equiv' Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-15
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
VUPEN ADV-2008-2780

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4212

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


CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.