Symantec Norton AntiVirus LiveUpdate stores account information in plaintext
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The LiveUpdate feature in Norton AntiVirus stores usernames and passwords in plaintext in the Windows registry. This could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Feb 25 2002 - 11:14:50 CST: Symantec LiveUpdate.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Feb 28 2002 - 16:49:54 CST: Re: "Javier Sanchez" email@example.com 02/25/2002 11:14 AM, Symantec LiveUpdate.
- BID-4170: Symantec Norton Antivirus LiveUpdate Plaintext Credentials Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0344: Symantec LiveUpdate 1.5 and earlier in Norton Antivirus stores usernames and passwords for a local LiveUpdate server in cleartext in the registry, which may allow remote attackers to impersonate the LiveUpdate server.
- OSVDB ID: 4710: Symantec LiveUpdate Password Exposure
- Symantec LiveUpdate 1.5
Feb 25, 2002
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