board-tnk Cookie Cleartext Password Disclosure

2001-05-29T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:9541
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2001-05-29T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

board-tnk contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The problem is that the program sets administrator passwords in plaintext in the cookies, which may potentially disclose sensitive information resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 1.2.1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

board-tnk contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The problem is that the program sets administrator passwords in plaintext in the cookies, which may potentially disclose sensitive information resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.linux-sottises.net/software.php#board-tnk Vendor Specific Advisory URL