Novell NetWare PORTAL.NLM groupOperationsMethod() information disclosure

netware-portal-information-disclosure (26488) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Novell NetWare could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. The groupOperationsmethod() function in the PORTAL.NLM module writes the username and password to the abend.log file in cleartext each time a user logs on to the system. This could allow an attacker to obtain other user passwords.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to Novell Technical Information Document TID2973698 for patch or upgrade information. See References.

References:

  • Novell Technical Information Document TID2973698: HTTP Stack Update for NetWare 6.5 SP5 .
  • BID-18017: Novell NetWare Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2185: PORTAL.NLM in Novell Netware 6.5 SP5 writes the username and password in cleartext to the abend.log log file when the groupOperationsMethod function fails, which allows context-dependent attackers to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 25780: Novell NetWare abend.log User Credentials Disclosure
  • SA20288: Novell Netware abend.log User Credentials Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016106: NetWare `PORTAL.NLM` Crash May Cause the Target User`s Password to Be Written to the Log File

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell NetWare 6.5 SP5

Reported:

May 08, 2006

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