Legato nsrd daemon creates log file in plaintext

legato-nsrd-log-plaintext (7898) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Legato NetWorker creates the "daemon.log" file in plaintext. The daemon.log file stores sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerabiilty by obtaining this information and possibly gain access to other hosts on the network.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Jan 10 2002 5:00PM: Legato Vulnerable.
  • BID-3842: Legato NetWorker Plaintext Log File Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0114: EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker) before 7.0 stores passwords in plaintext in the daemon.log file, which allows local users to gain privileges by reading the password from the file. NOTE: this was originally reported for Legato NetWorker 6.1 on the Solaris 7 platform.
  • OSVDB ID: 14328: Legato NetWorker daemon.log Cleartext Password Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • EMC Legato NetWorker 6.1


Jan 10, 2002

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