IBM Lotus Domino Certificate Authority (CA) password disclosure

domino-ca-password-disclosure (37372) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM Lotus Domino could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when using the Domino CA (Certificate Authority) process commands on the server console. An attacker could use the uppercase characters with the CA "activate" or "unlock" commands to display the passwords in clear text. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the password and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Technote (FAQ) 1261095 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Technote (FAQ) 1261095 : Potential security issue with Domino Certificate Authority (CA) process commands.
  • BID-26176: IBM Lotus Domino Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities and Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-5701: Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in the Certificate Authority (CA) in IBM Lotus Domino before 7.0.3 allows local users, or attackers with physical access, to obtain sensitive information (passwords) when an administrator enters a ca activate or ca unlock command with any uppercase character, which bypasses a blacklist designed to suppress password logging, resulting in cleartext password disclosure in the console log and Admin panel.
  • OSVDB ID: 40952: IBM Lotus Domino Certificate Authority (CA) Local Cleartext Password Disclosure
  • SA27321: IBM Lotus Domino Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM i5OS
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0

Reported:

Oct 23, 2007

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