Vulnerability CVE-2008-3431


Published: 2008-08-05   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
The VBoxDrvNtDeviceControl function in VBoxDrv.sys in Sun xVM VirtualBox before 1.6.4 uses the METHOD_NEITHER communication method for IOCTLs and does not properly validate a buffer associated with the Irp object, which allows local users to gain privileges by opening the \\.\VBoxDrv device and calling DeviceIoControl to send a crafted kernel address.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
Sun xVM VirtualBox Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
CORE Security Te...
07.08.2008

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.2/10
10/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
SUN -> Xvm virtualbox 

 References:
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4107
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020625
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240095-1
http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/virtualbox-privilege-escalation-vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495095/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30481
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2293
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44202
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6218

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