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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4037

Original release date: 11/12/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Microsoft Windows 2000 Gold through SP4, XP Gold through SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 allows remote SMB servers to execute arbitrary code on a client machine by replaying the NTLM credentials of a client user, as demonstrated by backrush, aka "SMB Credential Reflection Vulnerability." NOTE: some reliable sources report that this vulnerability exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2000-0834.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02386
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securityfocus.com/data/vulnerabilities/exploits/backrush.patch
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 7125
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3110
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-316A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.xfocus.net/articles/200305/smbrelay.html
External Source: MS
Name: MS08-068
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021163
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securityfocus.com/data/vulnerabilities/exploits/backrush.patch.README
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6012
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/111208-microsoft-seven-year-security-patch.html
External Source: BID
Name: 7385
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.veracode.com/blog/2008/11/microsoft-fixes-8-year-old-design-flaw-in-smb/

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6012
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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