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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0779

Original release date: 02/14/2008
Last revised: 07/11/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The fortimon.sys device driver in Fortinet FortiClient Host Security 3.0 MR5 Patch 3 and earlier does not properly initialize its DeviceExtension, which allows local users to access kernel memory and execute arbitrary code via a crafted request.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28975
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: forticlient-fortimon-privilege-escalation(40512)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.reversemode.com/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=15&task=show&action=view&id=47&Itemid=15
External Source: BID
Name: 27776
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0541
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080213 [Reversemode Advisory] February Advisories : Microsoft Word 2003 + Fortinet Forticlient
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3660
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019415
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kc.forticare.com/default.asp?id=3618

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