SunPCi II VNC weak authentication mechanism
|sunpci-vnc-weak-authentication (9476)||Medium Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- 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
- Sun Sun PCI II Driver 2.3
Jul 03, 2002
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