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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2476

Original release date: 10/03/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012


The IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) implementation in (1) FreeBSD 6.3 through 7.1, (2) OpenBSD 4.2 and 4.3, (3) NetBSD, (4) Force10 FTOS before E7.7.1.1, (5) Juniper JUNOS, and (6) Wind River VxWorks 5.x through 6.4 does not validate the origin of Neighbor Discovery messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of connectivity) or read private network traffic via a spoofed message that modifies the Forward Information Base (FIB).


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021109
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.3] 006: SECURITY FIX: October 2, 2008
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020968
External Source: XF
Name: multiple-vendors-ndp-dos(45601)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2750
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5670
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/MAPG-7H2RY7
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2751
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/MAPG-7H2S68
External Source: BID
Name: 31529
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0633
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2752
External Source: NETBSD
Name: NetBSD-SA2008-013
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3467
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021132
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-08:10
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#472363
External Source: MISC
Name: https://www.juniper.net/alerts/viewalert.jsp?actionBtn=Search&txtAlertNumber=PSN-2008-09-036&viewMode=view
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.2] 015: SECURITY FIX: October 2, 2008

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5670
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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