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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5659

The class in GNU Classpath 0.97.2 and earlier uses a predictable seed based on the system time, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to conduct brute force attacks against cryptographic routines that use this class for randomness, as demonstrated against DSA private keys.
Publish Date : 2008-12-17 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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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)
CWE ID 310

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5659

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Classpath 0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Classpath 0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Classpath 0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Classpath 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Classpath 0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Classpath 0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Classpath 0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Classpath 0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Classpath 0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Classpath 0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Classpath 0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Classpath 0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Classpath 0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Classpath 0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Classpath 0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Classpath 0.90 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Classpath 0.91 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Classpath 0.92 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Classpath 0.93 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Classpath 0.95 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Classpath 0.96 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Classpath 0.96.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Classpath 0.97 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Classpath 0.97.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Classpath 0.97.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Classpath 25

- References For CVE-2008-5659
XF classpath-gnujavasecurityutil-weak-security(47574)
MLIST [oss-security] 20081206 CVE request: weak PRNG in GNU Classpath CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5659

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