Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Denial of Service >> cfengine AuthenticationDialogue vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

cfengine AuthenticationDialogue vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
check for cfengine flaw based on its version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Cfengine is running on this remote host.

cfengine cfservd is reported prone to a remote heap-based buffer
overrun vulnerability.

The vulnerability presents itself in the cfengine cfservd
AuthenticationDialogue() function. The issue exists due to a lack of
sufficient boundary checks performed on challenge data that is
received from a client.

In addition, cfengine cfservd is reported prone to a remote denial of
service vulnerability. The vulnerability presents itself in the
cfengine cfservd AuthenticationDialogue() function which is
responsible for processing SAUTH commands and also performing RSA
based authentication. The vulnerability presents itself because
return values for several statements within the
AuthenticationDialogue() function are not checked.

Solution: Upgrade to 2.1.8 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10899, 10900

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

Cables, Connectors

LOT 12 SAMSUNG M391B5673FH0-CH9 2GB 2Rx8 DDR3 PC3-10600E UNBUFFERED MEMORY RAM
$0.01
LOT 12 SAMSUNG M391B5673FH0-CH9 2GB 2Rx8 DDR3 PC3-10600E UNBUFFERED MEMORY RAM pictureHP Pavilion dv6-6117dx 15" Laptop W/6GB Memory & No HDD For Parts/Repair
$9.99
HP Pavilion dv6-6117dx 15VICFUN 10pcs 4GB USB Flash Drive 4G USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick ...
$37.99
VICFUN 10pcs 4GB USB Flash Drive 4G USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick ...  pictureLOT 12 SAMSUNG M393B5670EH1-CH9 2GB 1RX4 DDR3 PC3-10600R SERVER MEMORY RAM
$0.01
LOT 12 SAMSUNG M393B5670EH1-CH9 2GB 1RX4 DDR3 PC3-10600R SERVER MEMORY RAM picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.