Caldera Volution Manager plain text Directory Administrator password

volution-manager-plaintext-password (9240) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Volution Manager is a remote system administration and management program developed by Caldera International. Caldera Volution Manager stores the Directory Administrator's password unencrypted and in plain text in the /etc/ldap/slapd.conf file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by recovering this password to gain unauthorized administrative access to the Volution Manager.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-024.0: Volution Manager: Directory Administrator password in cleartext.
  • BID-4923: Caldera Volution Manager Default Cleartext Directory Administrator Password Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0911: Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 stores the Directory Administrator password in cleartext in the slapd.conf file, which could allow local users to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 4664: Caldera Volution Manager slapd.conf Admin Password Exposure

Platforms Affected:

  • SCO Caldera Volution Manager 1.1


Jun 03, 2002

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