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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5086

Multiple methods in libvirt 0.3.2 through 0.5.1 do not check if a connection is read-only, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and perform administrative actions.
Publish Date : 2008-12-19 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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P 2008-12-12 2008-12-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5086 unix
ELSA-2009:0382: libvirt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22396 unix
ELSA-2009:0382: libvirt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22582 unix
Multiple methods in libvirt 0.3.2 through 0.5.1 do not check if a connection is read-only, which allows local users to b... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8765 unix
RHSA-2009:0382: libvirt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090382 unix
RHSA-2009:0382: libvirt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090045 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-2008-5086

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.4.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Libvirt Libvirt 0.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Libvirt Libvirt 7

- References For CVE-2008-5086
OSVDB 50919
MLIST [libvirt] 20081217 [SECURITY] PATCH: Fix missing read-only access checks (CVE-2008-5086)
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-11433
BID 32905 libvirt Local Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-19
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0382
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8765

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5086

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