[UNIX] Password Disclosure Vulnerability Found in ChitChat

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Date: 03/23/03

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      Password Disclosure Vulnerability Found in ChitChat


     <http://www.cyber-cats.com/php/> The PHP ChitChat Message Board
    (GuestBook) script allows a number of options.

    Admin functions include the ability to easily remove posts, delete entire
    archives, change password, block IP addresses, and administer "bad
    language" filtering.
    The script is mis-configured to allow remote users to access sensitive
    files including administrator's login and password information.


    Vulnerable versions:
     * ChitChat Version 3.00 and prior.

    The vulnerability allows any user to access the passwd.txt file where the
    login name and password are kept. The passwords are DES encrypted, but
    that can be decrypted using various hacking tools.

    Exploit Method:
    Simply go to:
    http://[vulnerable.site.address]/[public | cgi-bin dir]/files/passwd.txt


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