IBM Sametime Meeting Server information disclosure

ibm-sametime-cve20136742-info-disc (89858) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Browsers have features that will save password field content entered by users and then automatically complete password entry the next time the field are encountered. For security reasons it is better to set the auto complete feature of the browser to "off" for all password fields. The application does not do this and this is fixed by the fix provided here.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 1.9
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1662928: Several Security Fixes to IBM Sametime Meeting Server. (CVE-2013-3983, CVE-2013-3978, CVE-2013-3988, CVE-2013-6742, CVE-2013-6743).
  • BID-65608: IBM Sametime Meeting Server 'autocomplete' Attribute Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-6742: The Meeting Server in IBM Sametime 8.5.2 through 8.5.2.1 and 9.x through 9.0.0.1 do not have an off autocomplete attribute for a password field, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access by leveraging an unattended workstation.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Sametime 8.5.2.1
  • IBM Sametime 9.0.0.1

Reported:

Feb 06, 2014

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