MiniPortal stores sensitive information in plaintext

miniportal-plaintext-information (8170) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MiniPortal stores sensitive information in plaintext. Passwords are stored in plaintext in '.pwd' files, while session and login information is stored in plaintext in the 'mplog.txt' file. A local attacker could obtain this plaintext password, session, and login information from these files to gain further access to sensitive information.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of MiniPortal (1.1.6 or later), available from the InstantServers Download Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • InstantServers MiniPortal 1.1.5

Reported:

Feb 09, 2002

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