ATEN KH1516i and KN9116 IP KVM switch mouse events weak security

aten-kvm-mouse-weak-security (50850) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The ATEN KH1516i and KN9116 IP KVM switch could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the lack of encryption of mouse events and the failure to set the secure flag for the session cookie in an https session. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to perform unauthorized mouse operations or capture session cookies.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.9
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • ATEN Web site: IP KVM of ATEN.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 26 2009 - 07:07:26 CDT : Multiple vulnerabilities in several ATEN IP KVM Switches.
  • BID-35108: Multiple ATEN IP KVM Switches Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities and Weakness
  • CVE-2009-1474: The ATEN KH1516i IP KVM switch with firmware 1.0.063 and the KN9116 IP KVM switch with firmware 1.1.104 do not (1) encrypt mouse events, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to perform mouse operations on machines connected to the switch by injecting network traffic; and do not (2) set the secure flag for the session cookie in an https session, which makes it easier for remote attackers to capture this cookie by intercepting its transmission within an http session.
  • OSVDB ID: 56215: ATEN IP KVM Switches Cleartext Mouse Event Disclosure
  • OSVDB ID: 56216: ATEN IP KVM Switches HTTPS Session Cookie Secure Flag Weakness
  • SA35241: ATEN KH1516i / KN9116 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Aten Kh1516i IP KVM Switch 1.0.063
  • Aten Kn9116 IP KVM Switch 1.1.104

Reported:

May 26, 2009

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