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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4539

Heap-based buffer overflow in the Cirrus VGA implementation in (1) KVM before kvm-82 and (2) QEMU on Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu might allow local users to gain privileges by using the VNC console for a connection, aka the LGD-54XX "bitblt" heap overflow. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2007-1320.
Publish Date : 2008-12-29 Last Update Date : 2021-05-14
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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) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4539 unix
DSA-1799 qemu -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7873 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-2008-4539

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Debian Debian Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 2
Debian Debian Linux 2

- References For CVE-2008-4539
XF qemu-kvm-cirrusvga-bo(47736)
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:008
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-11705
MLIST [debian-devel-changes] 20081101 Accepted qemu 0.9.1+svn20081101-1 (source amd64) CONFIRM
SECUNIA 29129 CONFIRM CONFIRM[email protected]/msg129730.html
MLIST [cvs-all] 20081102 cvs commit: ports/emulators/qemu Makefile ports/emulators/qemu/files patch-CVE-2008-4539 ports/emulators/qemu-devel Makefile ports/emulators/qemu-devel/files patch-CVE-2008-4539[email protected]/msg09322.html
MLIST [secure-testing-commits] 20081103 r10251 - data/CVE
SECUNIA 25073;a=commitdiff;h=65d35a09979e63541afc5bfc595b9f1b1b4ae069 CONFIRM

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4539

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