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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tableau Server Vendors:   Tableau Software
Tableau Server Workbook Editing Flaw May Lets Remote Authenticated Users Obtain Data Source Authentication Credentials
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034578
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034578
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 5 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.2 - 8.2.13, 8.3 - 8.3.8, 9.0 - 9.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tableau Server. A remote authenticated user can obtain authentication credentials on the target system in certain cases.

A user may inadvertently store authentication credentials for a data source (e.g., database login) in a workbook in certain situations. A remote authenticated user with access to the target workbook can view the credentials.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain authentication credentials on the target system in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.2.15, 8.3.10, 9.0.6, 9.1.0) [in December 2015].

[Editor's note: The fix removes credentials from workbooks before they are downloaded. The vendor advises changing passwords that may have been exposed.]

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://kb.tableau.com/articles/knowledgebase/2015-003-security-advisory-saved-workbooks-may-contain-data-source-credentials

Vendor URL:  kb.tableau.com/articles/knowledgebase/2015-003-security-advisory-saved-workbooks-may-contain-data-source-credentials (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8)

Message History:   None.


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