Argent Office uses weak password encryption

argent-office-weak-encryption (6954) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Argent Office provides weaker than expected security. Argent Office uses a weak password encryption algorithm that could allow an attacker to obtain administrator privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Aug 07 2001 - 07:35:52 CDT: Multiple vulnerabilities in Avaya Argent Office.
  • BID-8975: Avaya Argent Office Weak TFTP Password Encryption Algorithm Weakness
  • CVE-2001-1260: Avaya Argent Office uses weak encryption (trivial encoding) for passwords, which allows remote attackers to gain administrator privileges by sniffing and decrypting the sniffing the passwords during a system reboot.
  • OSVDB ID: 14255: Avaya Argent Office Weak Password Encryption
  • US-CERT VU#742115: Avaya Argent Office uses weak authentication for TFTP-based administrative control

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Argent Office

Reported:

Aug 07, 2001

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