CVE-2008-3825

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Description

pam_krb5 2.2.14 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and earlier, when the existing_ticket option is enabled, uses incorrect privileges when reading a Kerberos credential cache, which allows local users to gain privileges by setting the KRB5CCNAME environment variable to an arbitrary cache filename and running the (1) su or (2) sudo program. NOTE: there may be a related vector involving sshd that has limited relevance.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00002.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/32119

http://secunia.com/advisories/32135

http://secunia.com/advisories/32174

http://secunia.com/advisories/43314

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:209

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0907.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/516397/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31534

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020978

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461960

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45635

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10923

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00150.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00166.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-03

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (12 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89674VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0003) (remote check)NessusMisc.
critical
67753Oracle Linux 5 : pam_krb5 (ELSA-2008-0907)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60481Scientific Linux Security Update : pam_krb5/krb5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
51971VMSA-2011-0003 : Third-party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESXNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
43712CentOS 5 : pam_krb5 (CESA-2008:0907)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
40098openSUSE Security Update : pam_krb5 (pam_krb5-218)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
36566Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_krb5 (MDVSA-2008:209-1)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
35007openSUSE 10 Security Update : pam_krb5 (pam_krb5-5624)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
35006SuSE 10 Security Update : pam_krb5 (ZYPP Patch Number 5616)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
34344Fedora 9 : pam_krb5-2.3.0-2.fc9 (2008-8618)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
34343Fedora 8 : pam_krb5-2.2.18-2.fc8 (2008-8605)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
34333RHEL 5 : pam_krb5 (RHSA-2008:0907)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium