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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Vendors:   Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Management Console Password Hashing Method Lets Local Users Recover Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030158
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030158
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-6445   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 28 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging. A local user can determine passwords.

The MRG Management Console (cumin) uses the DES-based crypt(3) hash function to protet passwords. A local user can conduct brute-force password guessing attacks to recover plain text passwords.

Tomas Novacik of the Red Hat MRG Quality Engineering team.

Impact:   A local user can obtain obtain passwords on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0441.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0441.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.


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