C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management server plaintext message

c5evm-server-plaintext-message (26751) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM) from Secure Elements could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. Incoming messages from clients to the server are not required to be encrypted. When messages from a client are received as plain text, the server will respond with plaintext messages. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (2.8.1 or later), available from the C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Web site. See References.


  • C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (C5 EVM) Web site: Secure Elements - Compliance and Vulnerability Management Overview.
  • BID-18191: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2704: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR server and client (aka C5 EVM) before 2.8.1 send messages in cleartext, which allows remote attackers to read sensitive vulnerability information.
  • OSVDB ID: 26143: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Cleartext Message Transmission
  • SA20378: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016184: C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Bugs Let Remote Users Access the System, Execute Arbitrary Code, Monitor Communications, and Deny Service
  • US-CERT VU#135529: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR server sends messages in cleartext
  • US-CERT VU#921017: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR client sends messages in cleartext

Platforms Affected:

  • Secure Elements C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management prior to 2.8.1


May 30, 2006

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