Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » Browse All Vulnerabilities » CVE-2008-7020

Overview

Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2008-7020
Last Modified 21 Aug 2009 12:00:00
Published 21 Aug 2009 10:30:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-7020

Summary

McAfee SafeBoot Device Encryption 4 build 4750 and earlier stores pre-boot authentication passwords in the BIOS Keyboard buffer and does not clear this buffer after use, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the physical memory locations associated with this buffer.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Mcafee Safeboot Device Encryption 4


References

XF - safeboot-bioskeyboard-info-disclosure(45275)

MISC - http://www.ivizsecurity.com/security-advisory-iviz-sr-08010.html

MISC - http://www.ivizsecurity.com/research/preboot/preboot_whitepaper.pdf

SECUNIA - 31903

FULLDISC - 20080918 [IVIZ-08-010] McAfee SafeBoot Device Encryption Plain Text Password Disclosure (v4, Build 4750 and below)


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:49:26