IPC@CHIP Telnet service allows remote attacker to lock out admin account

ipcchip-telnet-admin-lockout (6596) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IPC@CHIP could allow a remote attacker to prevent the administrator from using Telnet. IPC@CHIP allows only one Telnet connection at a given time. A remote attacker could successfully connect to the Web server using Telnet and leave the connection open to lock out the administrator account.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu May 24 2001 - 10:10:40 CDT: IPC@Chip Security.
  • Sentry Research Labs: IPC@CHIP Security Report v0.2.
  • BID-2772: Beck IPC GmbH IPC@CHIP Admin Account Lockout Vulnerability
  • CVE-2001-1340: Beck GmbH IPC@Chip TelnetD service supports only one connection and does not disconnect a user who does not complete the login process, which allows remote attackers to lock out the administrator account by connecting to the service.
  • OSVDB ID: 8847: BecK IPC GmbH IPC@Chip TelnetD Service Single Connection DoS
  • US-CERT VU#756019: Beck IPC@Chip TelnetD vulnerable to account lockout via idle telnet connection

Platforms Affected:

  • Beck IPC GmbH IPC@CHIP

Reported:

May 21, 2001

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