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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1926

Original release date: 04/24/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Argument injection vulnerability in login (login-utils/login.c) in util-linux-ng 2.14 and earlier makes it easier for remote attackers to hide activities by modifying portions of log events, as demonstrated by appending an "addr=" statement to the login name, aka "audit log injection."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/18/2009)
Red Hat is aware of this issue affecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1926 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with the following update: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0143
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091112 rPSA-2009-0143-1 util-linux util-linux-extras
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3419
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:114
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29982
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30014
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0981
External Source: BID
Name: 28983
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022256
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35161
External Source: MISC
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=blobdiff;f=login-utils/login.c;h=230121316d953c59e7842c1325f6e9f326a37608;hp=aad27794327c60391b5148b367d2c79338fc6ee4;hb=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782;hpb=3a4a13b12a8065b0b5354686d2807cce421a9973
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1392
External Source: XF
Name: utillinuxng-login-data-manipulation(41987)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9833
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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