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Secunia Research: Employee Timeclock Software "mysqldump" Password Disclosure

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                     Secunia Research 10/03/2010

   - Employee Timeclock Software "mysqldump" Password Disclosure -

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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 

* Employee Timeclock Software 0.99

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Exposure of sensitive information
Where:  Local system

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Timeclock-software.net's free software product will be a simple
solution to allow your employees to record their time in one central
location for easy access.".

Product Link:
http://timeclock-software.net/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered security issue in Employee Timeclock
Software, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to
disclose sensitive informatiom.

The security issue is caused due to the application passing the
database password via the command line to the "mysqldump" utility,
which potentially can be exploited to disclose the password via
the process list.

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5) Solution 

Do not use the database backup functionality.

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6) Time Table 

25/02/2010 - Vendor notified.
04/03/2010 - Vendor notified again.
10/03/2010 - 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-2010-0124 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-12/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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