MailEnable Professional user setting password disclosure

mailenable-usersetting-password-disclosure (27185) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

MailEnable Professional could allow a remote authenticated administrator to obtain sensitive information. When user settings are edited, the user password is stored in plain text in the HTML source of the Web administrative interface. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain user passwords.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.8
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of MailEnable Professional (1.841 or later), available from the MailEnable Web site. See References.

References:

  • MailEnable Web site: MailEnable Professional ReadMe.txt.
  • MailEnable Web site: MailEnable - Professional Edition.
  • CVE-2006-6964: MailEnable Professional before 1.78 provides a cleartext user password when an administrator edits the user's settings, which allows remote authenticated administrators to obtain sensitive information by viewing the HTML source.
  • OSVDB ID: 40354: MailEnable Professional Web Administration Cleartext User Password Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016337: MailEnable Professional Discloses User Passwords to Remote Authenticated Administrators

Platforms Affected:

  • MailEnable MailEnable prior to 1.78 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Web
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server

Reported:

Jun 20, 2006

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