Hosting Controller invalid username reponse brute force attack
|hosting-controller-brute-force (8006)||Low Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Jan 26 2002 - 12:20:18 CST: [ARL02-A01] Vulnerability in Hosting Controller.
- Hosting Controller Web site: Hosting Controller.
- BID-3971: Hosting Controller Information Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0212: The login for Hosting Controller 1.1 through 1.4.1 returns different error messages when a valid or invalid user is provided, which allows remote attackers to determine the existence of valid usernames and makes it easier to conduct a brute force attack.
- OSVDB ID: 14326: Hosting Controller Login Error Message Account Enumeration
- Hosting Controller Hosting Controller 1.4.1
Jan 26, 2002
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