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CVE-2017-9615
[Suggested description]
Password exposure in Cognito Software Moneyworks 8.0.3 ( http://cognito.co.nz/ ) and earlier allows
attackers to gain administrator access to all data, because verbose logging writes the administrator password to a world-readable file.
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[Additional Information]
1. Original issue discovered and notified to the vendor: 6 June 2017
2. Vendor response acknowledging issue: 6 June 2017
3. Vendor second response confirming they do not plan on fixing the issue: 12 June 2017
4. I've confirmed again with the developer that they don't intend to fix this bug in the short term: 23 June 2017
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[VulnerabilityType Other]
Password exposure in logs
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[Vendor of Product]
Cognito Software
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[Affected Product Code Base]
Moneyworks - All versions up to 8.0.3
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[Affected Component]
Moneyworks executable
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[Attack Type]
Local
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[Impact Escalation of Privileges]
true
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[Impact Information Disclosure]
true
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[Attack Vectors]
When logs are set to verbose, administrator passwords are logged to world readable files.
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[Has vendor confirmed or acknowledged the vulnerability?]
true
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[Discoverer]
Aristedes Maniatis
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