Symantec Firewall/VPN caches administrative password in plain text

symantec-firewallvpn-password-plaintext (15212) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliance model 200 could allow a remote or local attacker to obtain sensitive information. Once the administrator edits the password via the administration Web page, Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliance caches the administrative password in plain text. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted request to obtain the administrative password.


Obtain Information


Apply the appropriate patches, available from the Symantec Corporation FTP site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Firewall VPN Appliance 100
  • Symantec Firewall VPN Appliance 200
  • Symantec Firewall VPN Appliance 200R


Feb 16, 2004

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