ID CVE-2008-0003
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the PAMBasicAuthenticator::PAMCallback function in OpenPegasus CIM management server (tog-pegasus), when compiled to use PAM and without PEGASUS_USE_PAM_STANDALONE_PROC defined, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-5360.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:as
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:as
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:es
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:es
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:ws
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:ws
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5.z:-:as
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5.z:-:as
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5.z:-:es
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5.z:-:es
  • Red Hat Desktop 4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:4.0
  • Red Hat Desktop 5.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:5.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:openpegasus:management_server:2.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:openpegasus:management_server:2.6.1
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 09-01-2008 - 13:14)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-0572.NASL
    description - Thu Jan 10 2008 Vitezslav Crhonek - 2.6.1-3 - Fix PAM authentication buffer overflow (CVE-2008-0003) Resolves: #427829 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 29949
    published 2008-01-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29949
    title Fedora 8 : tog-pegasus-2.6.1-3.fc8 (2008-0572)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37701.NASL
    description s700_800 11.23 HP WBEM Services A.02.07 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32155
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32155
    title HP-UX PHSS_37701 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080107_TOG_PEGASUS_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description During a security audit, a stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the PAM authentication code in the OpenPegasus CIM management server. An unauthenticated remote user could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-0003) Users of tog-pegasus should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages the tog-pegasus service should be restarted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60341
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60341
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : tog-pegasus on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0002.NASL
    description Updated tog-pegasus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The tog-pegasus packages provide OpenPegasus Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) services. WBEM is a platform and resource independent DMTF standard that defines a common information model, and communication protocol for monitoring and controlling resources. During a security audit, a stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the PAM authentication code in the OpenPegasus CIM management server. An unauthenticated remote user could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-0003) Note that the tog-pegasus packages are not installed by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Security Response Team believes that it would be hard to remotely exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code, due to the default SELinux targeted policy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and the SELinux memory protection tests enabled by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Users of tog-pegasus should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages the tog-pegasus service should be restarted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 29875
    published 2008-01-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29875
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : tog-pegasus (RHSA-2008:0002)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-0506.NASL
    description - Thu Jan 10 2008 Vitezslav Crhonek - 2.6.0-3 - Fix PAM authentication buffer overflow (CVE-2008-0003) Resolves: #427828 - Wed Mar 28 2007 Vitezslav Crhonek - 2.6.0-2 - Update changelog - Build with Open Pegasus' Makefiles, istall with RedHats (Mark Hamzy) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 29946
    published 2008-01-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29946
    title Fedora 7 : tog-pegasus-2.6.0-3.fc7 (2008-0506)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37703.NASL
    description s700_800 11.23 HP WBEM Services A.02.05.08 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32157
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32157
    title HP-UX PHSS_37703 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37702.NASL
    description s700_800 11.11 HP WBEM Services A.02.05.08 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32156
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32156
    title HP-UX PHSS_37702 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37891.NASL
    description s700_800 11.31 HP WBEM Services A.02.07 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32159
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32159
    title HP-UX PHSS_37891 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37700.NASL
    description s700_800 11.11 HP WBEM Services A.02.07.01 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32154
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32154
    title HP-UX PHSS_37700 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0002.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0002 : Updated tog-pegasus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The tog-pegasus packages provide OpenPegasus Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) services. WBEM is a platform and resource independent DMTF standard that defines a common information model, and communication protocol for monitoring and controlling resources. During a security audit, a stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the PAM authentication code in the OpenPegasus CIM management server. An unauthenticated remote user could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-0003) Note that the tog-pegasus packages are not installed by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Security Response Team believes that it would be hard to remotely exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code, due to the default SELinux targeted policy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and the SELinux memory protection tests enabled by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Users of tog-pegasus should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages the tog-pegasus service should be restarted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-26
    plugin id 67629
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67629
    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : tog-pegasus (ELSA-2008-0002)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2008-0007.NASL
    description a. Updated pcre Service Console package addresses several security issues The pcre package contains the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression library. pcre is used by various Service Console utilities. Several security issues were discovered in the way PCRE handles regular expressions. If an application linked against PCRE parsed a malicious regular expression, it may have been possible to run arbitrary code as the user running the application. VMware would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for reporting these issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2006-7228 and CVE-2007-1660 to these issues. b. Updated net-snmp Service Console package addresses denial of service net-snmp is an implementation of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP is used by network management systems to monitor hosts. By default ESX has this service enabled and its ports open on the ESX firewall. A flaw was discovered in the way net-snmp handled certain requests. A remote attacker who can connect to the snmpd UDP port could send a malicious packet causing snmpd to crash, resulting in a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5846 to this issue. c. Updated OpenPegasus Service Console package fixes overflow condition OpenPegasus is a CIM (Common Information Model) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) broker. These protocols are used by network management systems to monitor and control hosts. By default ESX has this service enabled and its ports open on the ESX firewall. A flaw was discovered in the OpenPegasus CIM management server that might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. OpenPegasus when compiled to use PAM and without PEGASUS_USE_PAM_STANDALONE_PROC defined, has a stack-based buffer overflow condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0003 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-07
    plugin id 40377
    published 2009-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40377
    title VMSA-2008-0007 : Moderate Updated Service Console packages pcre, net-snmp, and OpenPegasus
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0002.NASL
    description Updated tog-pegasus packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The tog-pegasus packages provide OpenPegasus Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) services. WBEM is a platform and resource independent DMTF standard that defines a common information model, and communication protocol for monitoring and controlling resources. During a security audit, a stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the PAM authentication code in the OpenPegasus CIM management server. An unauthenticated remote user could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-0003) Note that the tog-pegasus packages are not installed by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Security Response Team believes that it would be hard to remotely exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code, due to the default SELinux targeted policy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and the SELinux memory protection tests enabled by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Users of tog-pegasus should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the updated packages the tog-pegasus service should be restarted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 29931
    published 2008-01-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29931
    title CentOS 4 / 5 : tog-pegasus (CESA-2008:0002)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_38747.NASL
    description s700_800 11.11 HP WBEM Services A.02.00.11 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 35697
    published 2009-02-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35697
    title HP-UX PHSS_38747 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_37704.NASL
    description s700_800 11.31 HP WBEM Services A.02.05.08 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 32158
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32158
    title HP-UX PHSS_37704 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
  • NASL family HP-UX Local Security Checks
    NASL id HPUX_PHSS_38748.NASL
    description s700_800 11.23 HP WBEM Services A.02.00.11 : Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP-UX running WBEM Services. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code or to gain extended privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 35698
    published 2009-02-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35698
    title HP-UX PHSS_38748 : HP-UX running WBEM Services, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Gain Extended Privileges (HPSBMA02331 SSRT080000 rev.3)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:04:16.938-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Stack-based buffer overflow in the PAMBasicAuthenticator::PAMCallback function in OpenPegasus CIM management server (tog-pegasus), when compiled to use PAM and without PEGASUS_USE_PAM_STANDALONE_PROC defined, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-5360.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10282
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Stack-based buffer overflow in the PAMBasicAuthenticator::PAMCallback function in OpenPegasus CIM management server (tog-pegasus), when compiled to use PAM and without PEGASUS_USE_PAM_STANDALONE_PROC defined, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-5360.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 426578
title CVE-2008-0003 tog-pegasus pam authentication buffer overflow
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment tog-pegasus is earlier than 2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002002
        • comment tog-pegasus is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002003
      • AND
        • comment tog-pegasus-devel is earlier than 2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002006
        • comment tog-pegasus-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002007
      • AND
        • comment tog-pegasus-test is earlier than 2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002004
        • comment tog-pegasus-test is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002005
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment tog-pegasus is earlier than 2:2.6.1-2.el5_1.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002009
        • comment tog-pegasus is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002010
      • AND
        • comment tog-pegasus-devel is earlier than 2:2.6.1-2.el5_1.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002011
        • comment tog-pegasus-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080002012
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0002
released 2008-01-07
severity Critical
title RHSA-2008:0002: tog-pegasus security update (Critical)
rpms
  • tog-pegasus-2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
  • tog-pegasus-devel-2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
  • tog-pegasus-test-2:2.5.1-5.el4_6.1
  • tog-pegasus-2:2.6.1-2.el5_1.1
  • tog-pegasus-devel-2:2.6.1-2.el5_1.1
refmap via4
bid
  • 27172
  • 27188
bugtraq 20080416 VMSA-2008-0007 Moderate Updated Service Console packages pcre, net-snmp, and OpenPegasus
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-0506
  • FEDORA-2008-0572
hp
  • HPSBMA02331
  • SSRT080000
mlist [Security-announce] 20080415 VMSA-2008-0007 Moderate Updated Service Console packages pcre, net-snmp, and OpenPegasus
osvdb 40082
sectrack 1019159
secunia
  • 28338
  • 28462
  • 29056
  • 29785
  • 29986
vim 20080115 vuldb confusion between OpenPegasus issues
vupen
  • ADV-2008-0063
  • ADV-2008-0638
  • ADV-2008-1234
  • ADV-2008-1391
xf openpegasus-pambasic-bo(39527)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 08-01-2008 - 15:46
Last modified 15-10-2018 - 17:56
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