LaserFiche on NetWare User Database Unencrypted

1999-01-28T10:21:55
ID OSVDB:5885
Type osvdb
Reporter Darren Rogers(drogers@ci.simi-valley.ca.us)
Modified 1999-01-28T10:21:55

Description

Vulnerability Description

LaserFiche, when running on Netware, contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized password exposure. The Btreive tables that contain usernames, passwords, and group membership information are available for any user to read. The data inside those tables is not encrypted, which exposes the passwords in plaintext to any user. Included in the tables is the password for the administrative account. This may lead to a loss of confidentiality and/or integrity.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades or patches to correct this issue. It is possible to correct the flaw by implementing the following workaround(s) according to the advisory:

"All LaserFiche tables should be secured (being client-server, users do NOT need to have any NetWare rights to the tables, or data store) from all users except the responsible records manager. Use NetWare's auditing feature in addition to the LF stuff to ensure that no direct access is made to said tables."

Short Description

LaserFiche, when running on Netware, contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized password exposure. The Btreive tables that contain usernames, passwords, and group membership information are available for any user to read. The data inside those tables is not encrypted, which exposes the passwords in plaintext to any user. Included in the tables is the password for the administrative account. This may lead to a loss of confidentiality and/or integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.laserfiche.com/ Related OSVDB ID: 5986 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999_1/0402.html ISS X-Force ID: 1679 CVE-1999-0361