Cisco VPN 5000 Client software "Default Connection" plaintext password
|cisco-vpn5000-defaultconnection-password (10129)||Medium Risk|
Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) 5000 Client software for Macintosh could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. If the "Default Connection", which includes the most recently used login password, is saved, the password is then stored in the preferences file. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using the ResEdit tool to obtain the plaintext password.
Upgrade to the latest version of Cisco VPN 5000 Client software for Macintosh (5.2.2 or later), as listed in Cisco Security Advisory 2002 September 18 08:00 (UTC -0800). See References.
- Cisco Systems Inc. Security Advisory, 2002 September 18 08:00 (UTC -0800): Cisco VPN 5000 Client Multiple Vulnerabilities.
- BID-5736: Cisco Mac OS VPN 5000 Client Password Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-1491: The Cisco VPN 5000 Client for MacOS before 5.2.2 records the most recently used login password in plaintext when saving Default Connection settings, which could allow local users to gain privileges.
- OSVDB ID: 7041: Cisco VPN 5000 Client for Mac OS Cleartext Password Disclosure
- Cisco VPN 5000 Client 5.1.2
- Cisco VPN 5000 Client 5.2.1
Sep 18, 2002
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