Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957097)
Name MS08-068 First vendor Publication 2008-11-11
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2008-12-10
Severity (Vendor) Important Revision 1.2

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Revision Note: V1.2 (December 10, 2008): Added a link to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957097 under Known Issues in the Executive Summary and added a known issues entry to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to this Security Update section.Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution on affected systems. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-068.mspx

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-287 Improper Authentication

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6012
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6012
Title: SMB Credential Reflection Vulnerability
Description: Microsoft Windows 2000 Gold through SP4, XP Gold through SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 allows remote SMB servers to execute arbitrary code on a client machine by replaying the NTLM credentials of a client user, as demonstrated by backrush, aka "SMB Credential Reflection Vulnerability." NOTE: some reliable sources report that this vulnerability exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2000-0834.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2008-4037
Version: 6
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 10
Os 1
Os 3
Os 4

SAINT Exploits

Description Link
Windows SMB credential reflection vulnerability More info here

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2010-09-21 Microsoft Windows SMB Relay Code Execution

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2008-11-12 Name : SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (957097)
File : nvt/secpod_ms08-068_900057.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
49736 Microsoft Windows SMB NTLM Authentication Credential Replay Remote Code Execu...

Windows contains a flaw that may allow a malicious remote user to execute arbitrary code. The issue is triggered by a flaw that allows an attacker to replay the NTLM credentials of a client user. It is possible that the flaw may allow arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 possible SMB replay attempt - overlapping encryption keys detected
RuleID : 17723 - Revision : 12 - Type : OS-WINDOWS
2014-01-10 Telnet-based NTLM replay attack attempt
RuleID : 15847 - Revision : 14 - Type : OS-WINDOWS
2014-01-10 SMB replay attempt via NTLMSSP - overlapping encryption keys detected
RuleID : 15453 - Revision : 16 - Type : OS-WINDOWS
2014-01-10 Web-based NTLM replay attack attempt
RuleID : 15124 - Revision : 17 - Type : OS-WINDOWS
2014-01-10 possible SMB replay attempt - overlapping encryption keys detected
RuleID : 15009 - Revision : 22 - Type : OS-WINDOWS

Metasploit Database

id Description
2001-03-31 MS08-068 Microsoft Windows SMB Relay Code Execution

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2008-11-12 Name : It is possible to execute code on the remote host.
File : smb_nt_ms08-068.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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