Greymatter "gmrightclick" allows remote attacker to obtain usernames and passwords

greymatter-gmrightclick-account-information (8277) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Greymatter could allow a remote attacker to obtain account information. A remote attacker can find a vulnerable site running Greymatter by searching the Web for a "gmrightclick" file. This would allow the attacker to obtain usernames and passwords by downloading the "gmrightclick" file from the vulnerable Greymatter site.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Feb 24 2002 - 17:26:12 CST: Greymatter 1.21c and earlier - remote login/pass exposure.
  • Greymatter Web site: Greymatter - Weblog/Journal Software.
  • BID-4169: Noah Grey Greymatter IE Bookmarklet Account Compromise Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0324: Greymatter 1.21c and earlier with the Bookmarklet feature enabled allows remote attackers to read a cleartext password and gain administrative privileges by guessing the name of a gmrightclick-*.reg file which contains the administrator name and password in cleartext, then retrieving the file from the web server before the Greymatter administrator performs a Clear And Exit action.
  • OSVDB ID: 4081: Greymatter Remote Admin Account Compromise

Platforms Affected:

  • Noah Grey Greymatter 1.21c and prior

Reported:

Feb 24, 2002

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