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CVE-2008-3895

Published: 03 September 2008

LILO 22.6.1 and earlier stores pre-boot authentication passwords in the BIOS Keyboard buffer and does not clear this buffer before and after use, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the physical memory locations associated with this buffer.

Priority

Negligible

Status

Package Release Status
lilo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
requires root access to the machine which gives access to do
anything anyway (unless restricting root access via SELinux, which Ubuntu
does not)
mdeslaur
let's ignore this

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