PaintBBS has insecure default permissions

paintbbs-insecure-permissions (7982) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


PaintBBS has default insecure permissions on some files and folders. The /oekaki/ directory and the oekakibbs.conf file are world-readable, which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, including the encrypted administrator password.


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  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 22 2002 - 22:45:01 CST: Vulnerabilty in PaintBBS v1.2.
  • BID-3948: PaintBBS Insecure Default Permissions Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0202: PaintBBS 1.2 installs certain files and directories with insecure permissions, which allows local users to (1) obtain the encrypted server password via the world-readable oekakibbs.conf file, or (2) modify the server configuration via the world-writeable /oekaki/ folder.
  • OSVDB ID: 5692: PaintBBS oekaki World Writable Directory

Platforms Affected:

  • Oekaki shi-BBS PaintBBS 1.2


Jan 23, 2002

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