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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-6792

Original release date: 05/07/2009
Last revised: 05/16/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

system-tools-backends before 2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1 in Ubuntu 8.10, as used by "Users and Groups" in GNOME System Tools, hashes account passwords with 3DES and consequently limits effective password lengths to eight characters, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to successfully conduct brute-force password attacks.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32566
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-663-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 50037
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/287134
External Source: XF
Name: stb-password-weak-security(50435)

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