Symantec Ghost stores account information in plaintext

ghost-plaintext-account (8305) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Symantec Ghost stores the Ghost username and password in plaintext in the Windows registry. This could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Norton Ghost 7.0 Corporate Edition

Reported:

Feb 26, 2002

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