Geo++ GNCASTER server information disclosure
|gncaster-server-info-disclosure (55978)||Low Risk|
Geo++ GNCASTER could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a memory leak in the server after a failed authentication request. By sending an HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the authentication headers from other users and other sensitive information.
Upgrade to the latest version of Geo++ (126.96.36.199 or later), available from the Geo++ Web site. See References.
- Geo++ Web site: GNCASTER.
- rt-sa-2010-003: Geo++(R) GNCASTER: Faulty implementation of HTTP Digest Authentication .
- CVE-2010-0551: HTTP authentication implementation in Geo++ GNCASTER 188.8.131.52 and earlier allows remote attackers to read authentication headers of other users via a large request with an incorrect authentication attempt, which includes sensitive memory in the response. NOTE: this is referred to as a memory leak by some sources, but is better characterized as memory disclosure.
- OSVDB ID: 62015: Geo++ GNCASTER Failed Authentication Memory Leak Information Disclosure
- SA38323: Geo++ GNCASTER Multiple Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities
- Geo++ GNCASTER 184.108.40.206
Jan 27, 2010
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