Kolab stores root password in plain text

kolab-root-password-plaintext (16068) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Kolab stores usernames and passwords in plain text in the slapd.conf file. A local attacker could recover this file to obtain sensitive information.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

For OpenPKG CURRENT:
Upgrade to the latest Kolab package (20040503 or later), as listed in OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.019-kolab. See References.

For OpenPKG 2.0:
Upgrade to the latest Kolab package (20040217-2.0.2 or later), as listed in OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.019-kolab. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Kolab Kolab Server
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.0
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT

Reported:

May 05, 2004

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