2008-2285 | Ubuntu Linux cryptographic issues (BID-29179 / XFDB-42568)

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A vulnerability has been found in Ubuntu Linux 7.04/7.10/8.04 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-310. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was published 05/18/2008 (Website). The advisory is available at ubuntu.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-2285 since 05/18/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1600 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 32359 (Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : openssh update (USN-612-5)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 29179), X-Force (42568) and Tenable (32359). Similar entry is available at 42319.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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Class: Weak encryption
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 32359
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : openssh update (USN-612-5)
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OpenVAS ID: 840300
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for nss USN-2159-1
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Upgrade: ubuntu.com

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08/01/2021 +2330 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.ubuntu.com/

Advisory: ubuntu.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2008-2285 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 29179
X-Force: 42568 – ssh-vulnkey authorized_keys weak security

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Created: 03/16/2015 17:00
Updated: 08/01/2021 06:48
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