Mathcad Area password security bypass
|mathcad-area-password-security-bypass (27115)||Medium Risk|
Mathcad could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions. The area lock uses the same password hash for all areas. A local attacker could create a new area lock with a known password and copy the password hash to the target area lock to gain access.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Jun 08 2006 - 11:53:07 CDT : Mathcad Area Lock Vulnerability.
- Mathcad Web site: Welcome to Mathsoft.
- CVE-2006-7037: Mathcad 12 through 13.1 allows local users to bypass the security features by directly accessing or editing the XML representation of the worksheet with a text editor or other program, which allows attackers to (1) bypass password protection by replacing the password field with a hash of a known password, (2) modify timestamps to avoid detection of modifications, (3) remove locks by removing the is-locked attribute, and (4) view locked data, which is stored in plaintext.
- mathsoft Mathcad 12
- mathsoft Mathcad 13
- mathsoft Mathcad 13.1
Jun 08, 2006
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