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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0561

Original release date: 05/09/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) 3.x for Windows stores ACS administrator passwords and the master key in the registry with insecure permissions, which allows local users and remote administrators to decrypt the passwords by using Microsoft's cryptographic API functions to obtain the plaintext version of the master key.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Solution

This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release: Cisco, Secure Access Control Server, 4.0.1

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/research/SYMSA-2006-003.txt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CISCO
Name: 20060508 Response to Symantec SYMSA-2006-003 Cisco Secure ACS for Windows - Administrator Password Disclosure
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060508 SYMSA-2006-003: Cisco Secure ACS for Windows - Administrator Password Disclosure
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: cisco-acs-admin-password-disclosure(26307)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016042
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 16743
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060508 Re: SYMSA-2006-003: Cisco Secure ACS for Windows - Administrator Password Disclosure
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 25892
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1741

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