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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PowerChute Vendors:   American Power Conversion Corp.
APC PowerChute Plus for Windows Default Configuration Creates a Shared Folder with World Writeable Permissions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1004686
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 3 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): PowerChute Plus 5.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in APC's PowerChute software. Under the default configuration, a remote user can access the PowerChute folder with write privileges via Windows networking.

It is reported that the default installation creates the folder 'Program Files\Pwrchute ' and shares this folder via Windows networking with the name 'PWRCHUTE' and with world writeable permissions.

A remote user can access the folder and modify the programs in the folder.

According to the report, Dmitry Zubov <dimka at> reported this vulnerability in the following message:

Impact:   A remote user can access the shared folder and modify the PowerChute programs in the folder.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Windows (95), Windows (98)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 20 Jun 2002 14:00:51 +0400
Subject: list issues


  There  were  few  issues  reported to list in
  Russian during last months.

  This issues have no relation to SECURITY.NNOV team.
  Please contact authors directly if you have any questions.

  1.   Dmitry   Zubov  <dimka  at>  reports  vulnerability  in
  APC PowerChute for Windows 95/98:

   APC  (American  Power  Conversion Corp.)
   PowerChute plus 5.0.2 for Windows 95/98

   During  installation  Program  Files\Pwrchute  folder  is  shared  as
   PWRCHUTE  world  writable  without  user  notification.  It  makes it
   possible to trojan program files.


  2.  A.V.  Komlin <avkvladru at> reports few vulnerabilities in
  El Gamal - based algorithms

   A  weakness  found  in  El  Gamal - based algorithms allows to create
   valid signature without knowledge of private key by introducing minor
   modifications  in document. This problem is known to exist in Russian
   official  GOST  34.19-2001  standard.  It's  not  known if it affects
   ECDSA.  There  are  also  few  minor  problems  mostly connected with
   unclear border values definitions.


  3.  There  was  also  report by DocSoft <docsoft at> on buffer
  overflow  in  some  older version of ncftpd on Solaris , but I was not
  able to reproduce it at least on demo version of ncftpd >= 2.5.0 under
  FreeBSD,  so  it  was  bounced.  Overflow  is on FTP DELE command with
  buffer  >  256  bytes. Feel free to contact DocSoft if you can confirm

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