Crystal Reports could expose the username and password in plaintext
|crystalreports-plaintext-auth-info (7928)||Medium Risk|
In certain configurations, Crystal Reports could expose plaintext usernames and passwords to the back-end database. If HTML pages are used to access and display data from the database, the username and password to log into the database is stored in the HTML file and transmitted as part of the URL when the database is accessed. A remote attacker could obtain this information from the HTML file and use it to gain unauthorized access to the database.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- Crystal Decisions Web site: Crystal Reports.
- CVE-2001-1464: Crystal Reports, when displaying data for a password protected database using HTML pages, embeds the username and password in cleartext in the HTML page and the URL, which allows remote attackers to obtain passwords.
- OSVDB ID: 16600: Business Objects Crystal Reports URL Cleartext Authentication Credential Disclosure
- US-CERT VU#403307: Seagate Crystal Reports exposes cleartext username/password pairs when embedded in URL or HTTP request
- BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
Jan 10, 2001
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