Veritas System Recovery 18/21 Backup Configuration cleartext storage in the registry

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Veritas System Recovery 18/21. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component Backup Configuration Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cleartext storage in the registry vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-314. The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in the registry. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

Veritas System Recovery (VSR) versions 18 and 21 store a network destination password in the Windows registry during configuration of the backup configuration. This vulnerability could provide a Windows user (who has sufficient privileges) to access a network file system that they were not authorized to access.

The weakness was released 09/23/2022. The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2022-41320 since 09/23/2022. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1555 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 2.7
VulDB Temp Score: 2.7
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Class: Cleartext storage in the registry
CWE: CWE-314 / CWE-312 / CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1555

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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09/23/2022 Advisory disclosed
09/23/2022 +0 days CVE reserved
09/23/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
10/22/2022 +29 days VulDB last update


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-41320 (🔒)


Created: 09/23/2022 03:00 PM
Updated: 10/22/2022 03:42 PM
Changes: 09/23/2022 03:00 PM (37), 10/22/2022 03:42 PM (11)
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