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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4405

xend in Xen 3.0.3 does not properly limit the contents of the /local/domain xenstore directory tree, and does not properly restrict a guest VM's write access within this tree, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service and possibly have unspecified other impact by writing to (1) console/tty, (2) console/limit, or (3) image/device-model-pid. NOTE: this issue was originally reported as an issue in libvirt 0.3.3 and xenstore, but CVE is considering the core issue to be related to Xen.
Publish Date : 2008-10-03 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:C 2008-09-30 2008-09-30
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4405 unix
ELSA-2009:0003: xen security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21845 unix
RHSA-2009:0003 -- xen security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28776 unix
RHSA-2009:0003: xen security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090003 unix
xend in Xen 3.0.3 does not properly limit the contents of the /local/domain xenstore directory tree, and does not proper... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10627 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4405

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Citrix XEN 3.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Citrix XEN 1

- References For CVE-2008-4405
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:015
BID 31499 Xen XenStore Domain Configuration Data Unsafe Storage Vulnerability Release Date:2009-09-15
SECTRACK 1020955
MLIST [oss-security] 20081004 Re: CVE Request (xen) CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20080930 CVE Request (xen)
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0003
MLIST [xen-devel] 20080930 [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration CONFIRM
MLIST [xen-devel] 20080930 Re: [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10627

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4405

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