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Category:   OS (Other)  >   OpenVMS Vendors:   HP (Compaq)
OpenVMS 'SESSION_CONTROL.EXE' May Disclose a Password to Administrators via the Audit Log
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016772
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016772
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4537   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 31 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.3-2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenVMS. A local administrator may be able to view a password.

When a "network breakin" event occurs and a valid, authenticated connection occurs immediately after the event, the password from the valid connection will be written to the audit logfile in clear text form.

The vulnerability resides in the 'SYS$LOADABLE_IMAGES:NET$SESSION_CONTROL.EXE' component.

The vendor reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local administrator may be able to view a password in the audit logfile.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch kit (AXP_DNVOSIECO03-V732.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/AXP_DNVOSIECO03-V732.txt

Vendor URL:  www.hp.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 31 Aug 2006 13:34:13 -0400
Subject:  OpenVMS vulnerability


ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/AXP_DNVOSIECO03-V732.txt

>     4.20 SYS$LOADABLE_IMAGES:NET$SESSION_CONTROL.EXE:

>           Image Identification: "V7.3-2 ECO03" 25-AUG-2006
>           21:47:57.47

>              - This release fixes a security problem wherein the
>              correct password appears in the audit logfile, when a
>              connection attempt is made with the right password after
>              a "network breakin" event has occurred.
 
 


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