Windows Mobile 6 insecure password handling and too short WLAN-password

2008.10.09
Credit: MC Iglo
Risk: Low
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CWE: CWE-255


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

hi list, I noticed on my HTC Hermes with latest available WM6 (not 6.1!), that after I entered the password for my WLAN, auto-copletion knows the phrase and suggests my WLAN-password for almost any input-field. Further, the memory for passwordstorage is way too small. I can enter my whole password (auto-completion shows it correctly) but i still can't connect. If I re-enter the settings, I get shown only 17 dots. But this isn't enough for my password. any1 can see the same behavior on his device?

References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497151/100/0/threaded


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