C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management server plaintext message

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

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.

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

Reported:

May 30, 2006

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