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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2898

Original release date: 09/14/2005
Last revised: 09/05/2008


** DISPUTED ** NOTE: this issue has been disputed by the vendor. FileZilla 2.2.14b and 2.2.15, and possibly earlier versions, when "Use secure mode" is disabled, uses a weak encryption scheme to store the user's password in the configuration settings file, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information. NOTE: the vendor has disputed the issue, stating that "the problem is not a vulnerability at all, but infact a fundamental issue of every single program that can store passwords transparently."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050902 FileZilla weakly-encrypted password vulnerability: advisory + PoC
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 14730
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050904 Re: FileZilla weakly-encrypted password vulnerability: advisory + PoC
External Source: XF
Name: filezilla-password-weak-encryption(22135)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1328

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