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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5714

Original release date: 12/24/2008
Last revised: 05/16/2009


Off-by-one error in monitor.c in Qemu 0.9.1 might make it easier for remote attackers to guess the VNC password, which is limited to seven characters where eight was intended.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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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Official Statement from Red Hat (02/26/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Xen as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [qemu-devel] 20081123 [PATCH] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/monitor.c?root=qemu&r1=5966&r2=5965&pathrev=5966
External Source: MLIST
Name: [qemu-devel] 20081210 Re: [RESEND] [PATCH v2] Fix off-by-one bug limiting VNC passwords to 7 chars
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-776-1
External Source: BID
Name: 33020
External Source: XF
Name: qemu-monitor-weak-security(47683)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/?view=rev&root=qemu&revision=5966
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:002

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