Cisco VPN 5000 Client software "Default Connection" plaintext password

cisco-vpn5000-defaultconnection-password (10129) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium 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.


Obtain Information


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.


Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco VPN 5000 Client 5.1.2
  • Cisco VPN 5000 Client 5.2.1


Sep 18, 2002

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