Hosting Controller invalid username reponse brute force attack

hosting-controller-brute-force (8006) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Hosting Controller could allow a remote attacker to launch a brute force password guessing attack. If a remote attacker submits a username that is non-existent, the attacker could cause the program to return a message indicating that it is an invalid username. An attacker can use this information to determine valid usernames and then use brute force techniques to derive the passwords.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Hosting Controller Hosting Controller 1.4.1

Reported:

Jan 26, 2002

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