ARCServe aremote.dmp stores username and password in plain text
|arcserve-aremote-plaintext (7122)||High Risk|
ARCServe creates the aremote.dmp file in a hidden share 'ARCSERVE$' during a default installation. This file contains sensitive information such as a valid username and password in plain text. Any user can view this file and gain administrative privileges to the network.
For ARCServe 2000 SP2: Apply latest patch as listed in Computer Associates APAR#: QO00945. See References. For ARCServe 6.61 SP2a: No remedy available as of September 2001. As a workaround, change the permissions on the hidden share so that only the backup account and the administrator have access.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Sep 15 2001 - 23:27:07 CDT: ARCserve 6.61 Share Access Vulnerability.
- Computer Associates Technical Support: APAR #: QO00945 DATE: 14 SEP 2001.
- BID-3342: Computer Associates ARCServe Insecure Default Network Share Vulnerability
- BID-3343: Computer Associates ARCServe Cleartext Administrative Password Vulnerability
- CVE-2001-0959: Computer Associates ARCserve for NT 6.61 SP2a and ARCserve 2000 7.0 creates a hidden share named ARCSERVE$, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and overwrite critical files.
- CVE-2001-0960: Computer Associates ARCserve for NT 6.61 SP2a and ARCserve 2000 7.0 stores the backup agent user name and password in cleartext in the aremote.dmp file in the ARCSERVE$ hidden share, which allows local and remote attackers to gain privileges.
- OSVDB ID: 5482: CA ARCserve Backup Agent Credential Disclosure
- OSVDB ID: 5483: CA ARCserve Hidden Share Information Disclosure
- CA ARCserve Backup 6.61 SP2a
- CA ARCserve Backup 2000
Sep 16, 2001
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