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449929: CVE-2008-3323 Cygwin installation and update process can be subverted

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

setup.exe before 2.573.2.3 in Cygwin does not properly verify the authenticity of packages, which allows remote Cygwin mirror servers or man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a package list containing the MD5 checksum of a Trojan horse package.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3323 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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