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Note-A-Day Weblog Exposure of User Credentials

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Release Date:  2006-01-23    Last Update:  2006-01-26    Views:  7,341

Secunia Advisory SA18566

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Aliaksandr Hartsuyeu has discovered a security issue in Note-A-Day Weblog, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The problem is that user credentials are stored in the "archive/.phpass-admin" file inside the web root. This can be exploited to disclose the administrator's encrypted password.

The security issue has been confirmed in version 2.2 and has also been reported in version 2.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict web access to the "archive" directory.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Aliaksandr Hartsuyeu

Original Advisory:
http://evuln.com/vulns/44/summary.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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