BookIt! Consumer stores plaintext passwords in authentication cookies
|bookit-plaintext-passwords (9316)||Medium Risk|
BookIt! Consumer transmits and stores unencrypted usernames and passwords in plain text. When creating or updating a user profile, if the "Save User ID to this computer" or "Save User ID and Password to this computer" option is selected, authentication information would be transmitted and stored in an authentication cookie in plain text on the local computer. An attacker could recover a user's authentication credentials either locally, or remotely using cross-site scripting and gain unauthorized access to the victim's online reservations account.
Upgrade to the latest version of BookIt! Consumer (2.4 or later). Contact Datalex for more information. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jun 10 2002 - 10:42:27 CDT: Datalex BookIt! Consumer Password Vulnerabilities.
- Datalex Web site: Datalex - Contact Us.
- BID-4972: Datalex Bookit! Consumer Plaintext Authentication Credentials Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0933: Datalex PLC BookIt! Consumer before 2.2 stores usernames and passwords in plaintext in a cookie, which could allow remote attackers to gain privileges via Cross-site scripting or sniffing attacks.
- OSVDB ID: 14466: Datalex PLC BookIt! Consumer Authentication Credential Cookie Cleartext Storage
- Datalex BookIt! Consumer 2.1 and prior
Jun 10, 2002
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