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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2709

Original release date: 06/16/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Buffer overflow in the BrSmRcvAndCheck function in the RCHMGR module on IBM OS/400 V5R4M0, V5R4M5, and V6R1M0 allows local users to cause a denial of service (task halt and main storage dump) via unspecified vectors involving the running of diagnostics on a modem port. NOTE: there might be limited attack scenarios.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.7 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1799
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: MA36741
External Source: BID
Name: 29660
External Source: XF
Name: os400-brsmrcvandcheck-bo(42984)

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:ibm:os_400:v5r4m0
* cpe:/o:ibm:os_400:v5r4m5
* cpe:/o:ibm:os_400:v6r1m0

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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