csPassword password.cgi.tmp file access

cgiscript-cspassword-tmpfile-access (9223) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


csPassword could allow a remote attacker to gain access to the password.cgi.tmp file, which contains usernames and unencrypted passwords.


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  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed May 29 2002 - 17:16:28 CDT: - csPassword.cgi - Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Web site: CGI - Contact Us.
  • BID-4889: csPassword.CGI Password.CGI.TMP File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0920: csPassword.cgi stores usernames and unencrypted passwords in the password.cgi.tmp temporary file while modifying data, which could allow local users (and possibly remote attackers) to gain privileges by stealing the file before it has been processed.
  • OSVDB ID: 14501: csPassword.cgi password.cgi.tmp Cleartext Authentication Credential Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • CGIScript csPassword 1.0


May 29, 2002

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