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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   pcAnywhere Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec pcAnywhere Discloses Passwords to Local Administrators
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018032
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018032
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2619   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 10 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.5.x, 12.0.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in pcAnywhere. A local administrative user can determine the remote user's password.

Symantec pcAnywhere stores a remotely connected user's authentication credentials in clear text in the host server's process memory. A local user with administrator privileges on the host server can view the process memory contents to read the remote user's credentials.

Symantec credits Jeremy Lebourdais with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with administrative privileges can determine a target user's password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for version 12.0.x, available via LiveUpdate.

Version 11.5.x is no longer a supported product, but the vendor will offer a fix for this version at a later date.

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.05.09b.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.05.09b.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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