Secunia Research: Employee Timeclock Software "mysqldump" Password Disclosure

2010-03-11T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:23343
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-03-11T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 10/03/2010
  • Employee Timeclock Software "mysqldump" Password Disclosure -

====================================================================== Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • Employee Timeclock Software 0.99

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Less critical Impact: Exposure of sensitive information Where: Local system

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Timeclock-software.net's free software product will be a simple solution to allow your employees to record their time in one central location for easy access.".

Product Link: http://timeclock-software.net/

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered security issue in Employee Timeclock Software, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive informatiom.

The security issue is caused due to the application passing the database password via the command line to the "mysqldump" utility, which potentially can be exploited to disclose the password via the process list.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Do not use the database backup functionality.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

25/02/2010 - Vendor notified. 04/03/2010 - Vendor notified again. 10/03/2010 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2010-0124 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-12/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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