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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Macromedia Contribute Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Contribute Publishing Server Discloses Administrative Password to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017038
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5199   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Contribute Publishing Server. A local user can obtain the administrator password.

The system generates log files during product installation that contain the Contribute Publishing Server administrator password set during installation. A local user can obtain the password.

Adobe credits Seth Stein of Wake Forest University with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain the administrator password.
Solution:   Adobe has described a workaround in their advisory.

The Adobe advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Fedora), Linux (Red Hat Linux), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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