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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1945

QEMU 0.9.0 does not properly handle changes to removable media, which allows guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS by using the diskformat: parameter in the -usbdevice option to modify the disk-image header to identify a different format, a related issue to CVE-2008-2004.
Publish Date : 2008-08-08 Last Update Date : 2020-12-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-05-08 2008-08-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1945 unix
DSA-1799 qemu -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7873 unix
ELSA-2008:0892: xen security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22572 unix
QEMU 0.9.0 does not properly handle changes to removable media, which allows guest OS users to read arbitrary files on t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9905 unix
RHSA-2008:0892 -- xen security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28930 unix
RHSA-2008:0892: xen security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080892 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1945

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Debian Debian Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Opensuse Opensuse 10.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Qemu Qemu 0.9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 2
Debian Debian Linux 2
Opensuse Opensuse 3
Qemu Qemu 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 2

- References For CVE-2008-1945
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:008
SECTRACK 1020959
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0892
BID 30604 QEMU Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-25
XF qemu-image-security-bypass(44269)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9905

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1945

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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