Insecure storage of passwords in Axalto Protiva

2006.10.31
Credit: nnposter
Risk: Low
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 2.1/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: None

Insecure storage of passwords in Axalto Protiva Critical: Less critical Impact: Exposure of sensitive information Where: Local system Software: Axalto Protiva 1.1 http://www.protiva.axalto.com/ (Note: Vendor claims that it impacts only "non-commercial" versions or whatever that means in reality.) Description: A vulnerability has been identified in Axalto Protiva, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain knowledge and manipulate sensitive information. The vulnerability is caused due to storing application passwords as plaintext in files that are by default readable by all non-privileged users: Keystore password in (application directory)KeyToolkeytool.config Keystore password and Active Directory LDAP access credentials in (Tomcat directory)webappsprotivaWEB-INFclassesauthserver.config The vulnerability has been identified in version 1.1. However, other versions may be also affected. Solution: Set proper ACLs on the application directories. Restrict local login rights to privileged users. Found by: nnposter


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