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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2928

Original release date: 08/29/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple buffer overflows in the adminutil library in CGI applications in Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 before SP7 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Accept-Language HTTP header.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network 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: XF
Name: rhds-acceptlanguage-bo(44738)
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02354
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31565
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7339
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31702
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5865
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/dir-server/release-notes/7.1SP7/index.html
External Source: BID
Name: 30869
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0596
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7642
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020771
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31777
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT080113
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2480
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453916

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5865
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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