Note-A-Day archive directory information disclosure

noteaday-archive-information-disclosure (24270) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Note-A-Day fails to protect the archive directory in htaccess. A remote attacker could obtain this file using a specially-crafted URL request to obtain usernames and encrypted passwords including the administrator password, which could be used to gain unauthorized access to the application.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Note-A-Day (3.0 or later), available from the Note-A-Day Web site. See References.


  • eVuln Advisory EV0044: Note-A-Day Weblog Sensitive Information Disclosure.
  • The Note-A-Day Weblog Web site: Info - Download - View Source.
  • CVE-2006-0404: Note-A-Day Weblog 2.2 stores sensitive data under the web document root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a direct request to archive/.phpass-admin, which contains encrypted passwords.
  • OSVDB ID: 22699: Note-A-Day Weblog /archive Directory Direct Request User Credential Disclosure
  • SA18566: Note-A-Day Weblog Exposure of User Credentials
  • SECTRACK ID: 1015539: Note-A-Day Lets Remote Users Access Authentication Information

Platforms Affected:

  • Note-A-Day Note-A-Day 2.1


Jan 20, 2006

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