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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Novell Modular Authentication Service Vendors:   Novell
Novell Modular Authentication Service Writes Administrative Password to the 'NMASINST.LOG' File
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018215
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3200   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 10 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 11 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell Modular Authentication Service. A local user can determine the administrative password.

When NMASINST is run on NetWare, the command line is written to the 'SYS:/ETC/NMAS/NMASINST.LOG' file. If the administrative password is supplied via the command line, the password will be written to the file.

Impact:   A local user can determine the administrative password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.1.3).

The Novell advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS Comments:  NetWare

Message History:   None.

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