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Category:   Application (Security)  >   SSO Plus Vendors:   PassGo Technologies
SSO Plus Insecure Default Permissions Let Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017272
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017272
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5965   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1.0.32, possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SSO Plus. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The application sets insecure default permissions, granting the Windows "Everyone" user group "Full Control" on the 'PassGo Technologies' directory. A local user can modify files in the directory to include arbitrary code. Then, when the target user runs the SSO Plus application, the arbitrary code will be executed with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on November 11, 2006.

Secunia Research discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can modify application files to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.ssoplus.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Secunia Research: PassGo SSO Plus Insecure Default Directory

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                     Secunia Research 22/11/2006

     - PassGo SSO Plus Insecure Default Directory Permissions -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

PassGo SSO Plus 2.1.0.32.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Privilege escalation
Where:  Local system

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"SSO Plus automatically remembers your passwords for you.".

Product Link:
http://www.ssoplus.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in PassGo SSO Plus,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated
privileges.

The problem is that the application sets insecure default permissions
(grants "Everyone" group "Full Control") on the "PassGo Technologies"
directory and all child objects. This can be exploited to remove,
manipulate, and replace any of the application's files.

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5) Solution 

Set proper permissions on the application directory and all child
objects.

Grant only trusted users access to affected systems.

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6) Time Table 

11/10/2006 - Vendor notified.
21/11/2006 - Vendor reminder sent.
22/11/2006 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2006-5965 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to
see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2006-68/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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