LaserFiche on NetWare User Database Privilege Escalation

1999-01-28T10:21:55
ID OSVDB:5986
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 do not require administrative privileges for write access. Additionally, any operations directly on the tables are not logged. 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 do not require administrative privileges for write access. Additionally, any operations directly on the tables are not logged. This may lead to a loss of confidentiality and/or integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.laserfiche.com/ Related OSVDB ID: 5885 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999_1/0402.html ISS X-Force ID: 1679 CVE-1999-0361