SunPCi II VNC weak authentication mechanism

sunpci-vnc-weak-authentication (9476) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The SunPCi II Driver Software for the SunPCi II card uses a weak authentication mechanism for VNC client and server passwords. A remote attacker using a network sniffing tool could recover plaintext user passwords during VNC authentication, which could be used by the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the VNC server.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Trust Factory Security Advisory TF20020601: SunPCi II VNC weak authentication scheme vulnerability.
  • BID-5146: Sun SunPCi II VNC Software Password Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0994: SunPCi II VNC uses a weak authentication scheme, which allows remote attackers to obtain the VNC password by sniffing the random byte challenge, which is used as the key for encrypted communications.
  • OSVDB ID: 6279: SunPCi II VNC Cleartext Password Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Sun PCI II Driver 2.3

Reported:

Jul 03, 2002

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