[UNIX] PrimeBase SQL Database Server Clear Text Password Storage
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 26 Nov 2003 18:34:08 +0200
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PrimeBase SQL Database Server Clear Text Password Storage
The <http://www.primebase.de> PrimeBase SQL Database Server stores
passwords in clear text, and based on the installation umask settings
local users may read this password file.
* PrimeBase SQL Database Server version 4.2
From the readme.txt file:
"The admin server will require you to enter your password in a text file
called 'password.adm' (in the server folder), before you can continue.
NOTE: This is the password for access to the Admin Server only."
Depending on your umask settings (default 022 for root) the "Admin Server"
password maybe readable by local users. Further, the password is not
stored as a hash or encrypted. A malicious user could use this password to
access the web based administration server and compromise the system.
The database also comes with a default "Administrator" accounts with no
password. The documentation does recommend the installer set the
Administrator password during installation.
The information has been provided by <mailto:email@example.com> Larry W.
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