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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4552

The good_client function in nfs-utils 1.0.9, and possibly other versions before 1.1.3, invokes the hosts_ctl function with the wrong order of arguments, which causes TCP Wrappers to ignore netgroups and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
Publish Date : 2008-10-14 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and was addressed by
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N 2008-08-05 2008-08-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4552 unix
ELSA-2009:1321: nfs-utils security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22885 unix
nfs-utils 1.0.9, and possibly other versions before 1.1.3, invokes the hosts_ctl function with the wrong order of argume... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11544 unix
RHSA-2009:1321 -- nfs-utils security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29369 unix
RHSA-2009:1321: nfs-utils security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091321 unix
VMware nfs-utils vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8325 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-2008-4552

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.7 Pre-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.7 Pre-2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.8 Rc-2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.8 Rc-3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.8 Rc-4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.8 Rc-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.1.0 Rc-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
NFS Nfs-utils 26

- References For CVE-2008-4552
XF nfsutils-hostctl-security-bypass(45895)
BUGTRAQ 20081030 rPSA-2008-0307-1 nfs-client nfs-server nfs-utils
VUPEN ADV-2010-0528
BID 31823 'nfs-utils' Package 'hosts_ctl()' Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-04
MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 Re: CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1321
MLIST [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
MLIST [oss-security] 20120719 CVE Request: quota: incorrect use of tcp_wrappers CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4552

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