vainifileoverwrite-06_041.txt

2007-07-11T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:57606
Type packetstorm
Reporter Tim Brown
Modified 2007-07-11T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Portcullis Security Advisory 06-041  
  
  
Vulnerable System:  
  
Visionsoft Audit  
  
  
Vulnerability Title:  
  
Ths VSAOD server allows unauthenticated ini file overwrites.  
  
  
Vulnerability discovery and development:  
  
Portcullis Security Testing Services discovered this vulnerability during an application assessment.  
Further research was then carried out post assessment.  
  
  
Credit for Discovery:  
  
Tim Brown - Portcullis Computer Security Ltd.  
  
  
Affected systems:  
  
All known versions of Audit, this vulnerability was discovered for version 12.4.0.0.  
  
  
Details:  
  
It is possible to overwrite the ini file on the remote VSAOD server using the following unauthenticated exchange:  
  
client> SETTINGSFILE  
client> <whatever you like>  
client> END  
  
  
Impact:  
  
This can be used by an attacker to prevent the remote VSAOD server from starting in future or to otherwise change its configuration.  
  
  
Exploit:  
  
Exploit code is not required.  
  
Vendor Status:  
  
Contacted support@visionsoft.com  
  
  
e-mailed - 16th January 2007  
e-mailed - 26th February 2007  
e-mailed - 15th March 2007  
  
  
Copyright:  
  
Copyright Portcullis Computer Security Limited 2006, All rights reserved worldwide.  
Permission is hereby granted for the electronic redistribution of this information. It is not to be edited or altered in any way without the express written consent of Portcullis Computer Security Limited.  
  
  
Disclaimer:  
  
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