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Vulnerability Score 5.1 5.1
CVE Id CVE-2008-3249
Last Modified 08 Apr 2009 01:27:54
Published 21 Jul 2008 01:41:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity HIGH
Authentication NONE



The client in Lenovo System Update before 3.14 does not properly validate the certificate when establishing an SSL connection, which allows remote attackers to install arbitrary packages via an SSL certificate whose X.509 headers match a public certificate used by IBM.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Lenovo Thinkvantage System Update 3.13

  • Lenovo Thinkvantage System Update 3.13.0005


SECUNIA - 30379

XF - ibm-thinkvantage-ssl-spoofing(42638)

BID - 29366

BUGTRAQ - 20080525 SECOBJADV-2008-01: Lenovo SystemUpdate SSL Certificate Issuer Spoofing Vulnerability


SECTRACK - 1020112

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:08