Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 credentials management

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A vulnerability has been found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-255. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Luci in Red Hat Conga stores the user s username and password in a Base64 encoded string in the __ac session cookie, which allows attackers to gain privileges by accessing this cookie. NOTE: this issue has been SPLIT due to different vulnerability types. Use CVE-2013-7347 for the incorrect enforcement of a user timeout.

The weakness was published 03/31/2014 as Bug 607179 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-3359 since 06/14/2012. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1552.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68699 (Oracle Linux 5 : conga (ELSA-2013-0128)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (81362), Tenable (68699), SecurityFocus (BID 57322†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-38171†). Similar entry is available at VDB-66821.







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Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 68699
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 5 : conga (ELSA-2013-0128)
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OpenVAS ID: 881568
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for luci CESA-2013:0128 centos5
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Advisory: Bug 607179
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CVE: CVE-2012-3359 (🔍)

X-Force: 81362
SecurityFocus: 57322 - Conga luci Multiple Local Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 38171 - Luci Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, Low

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/06/2022 12:54 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (68), 04/24/2017 09:52 AM (5), 02/06/2022 12:54 PM (3)
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