[NT] FTP Glide Stores Login Information in Cleartext

2004-07-28T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:6546
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-07-28T00:00:00

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FTP Glide Stores Login Information in Cleartext

SUMMARY

<http://www.ftpglide.com/> FTP GLIDE is a Full-Featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client Software. FTP GLIDE can be used to connect to an FTP server and transfer files from or to the server.

FTP GLIDE has been found to store the login credential information in plaintext file that is readable to anyone with local access to the machine.

DETAILS

Vulnerable Systems: * FTP GLIDE client version 2.43

The sensitive FTP login information used by client FTP programs, if stored locally on disk, must be at least encoded in some form. However, FTP GLIDE stores the password in clear text that allows any user the ability to view them. Since it is relatively easy to gain local access to a Windows machine (possibly via a shared directory access, or a NULL session) or to execute script code in the client side, login information can be read.

FTP GLIDE stores it's login data in a well-known location specified below: \Program Files\FTPGlide\[Profile Name].ftp

Note: Replace "Program Files" with the installation directory of FTP GLIDE in case it differs.

Vendor Status: The vendor has been informed of the issue on 21-07-2004 and has replied three days later. However, no update for the software is available yet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by <mailto:gss_it@yahoo.com> Global Security Solution IT.

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