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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4537

Original release date: 09/05/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


NET$SESSION_CONTROL.EXE in DECnet-Plus in OpenVMS ALPHA 7.3-2 and Alpha 8.2 writes a password to an audit log file when there is a successful connection after a "network breakin" event, which allows local users to obtain passwords by reading the file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: XF
Name: openvms-auditlogfile-information-disclosure(28695)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017472
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016772
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/AXP_DNVOSIECO03-V732.txt
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3423
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 19783
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V8.2/AXP_DNVOSIECO02-V82.txt

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  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)