VDB-10526 · SA71 · OSVDB 97866

Blue Coat Reporter LDAP Password Disconneted Admin cleartext storage

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A vulnerability was found in Blue Coat Reporter (Reporting Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component LDAP Password Handler. The manipulation as part of a Disconneted Admin leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-312. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 12/12/2012 as SA71 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at kb.bluecoat.com. The exploitation is known to be easy. Access to the local network is required for this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1555 by the MITRE ATT&CK project. The advisory points out:

Disconnected login is also enabled by default in 9.x releases. Disconnected login stores the password used by the Administrator locally with minimal obfuscation. An attacker who is able to de-obfuscate the password will thereby be able to log in to Reporter as the Administrator and will be able to log in to the configured LDAP directory.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept.

Upgrading to version 9.4 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at bto.bluecoat.com. It is possible to mitigate the problem by applying the configuration setting Enable HTTPS. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 10527.





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Class: Weak encryption
CWE: CWE-312
ATT&CK: T1555

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Upgrade: Reporter 9.4
Patch: bto.bluecoat.com
Config: Enable HTTPS


12/12/2012 🔍
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12/12/2012 +0 days 🔍
10/02/2013 +294 days 🔍
03/24/2019 +1999 days 🔍


Advisory: SA71
Status: Confirmed
OSVDB: 97866

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 10/02/2013 05:32 PM
Updated: 03/24/2019 04:06 PM
Changes: (2) software_type vulnerability_cwe
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