SOSreport credentials management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in SOSreport (Reporting Software) (version now known). Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-255. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

SOSreport stores the md5 hash of the GRUB bootloader password in an archive, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the archive.

The weakness was disclosed 05/29/2014 by Dolev Farhi with F5 Networks as Bug 1101393 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-0246 since 12/03/2013. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. 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 76266 (Fedora 19 : sos-3.1-1.fc19 (2014-7490)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora 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 (93500) and Tenable (76266).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255
ATT&CK: T1552

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 76266
Nessus Name: Fedora 19 : sos-3.1-1.fc19 (2014-7490)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for sos FEDORA-2014-7490
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12/03/2013 🔍
05/27/2014 +175 days 🔍
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05/29/2014 +2 days 🔍
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06/27/2014 +29 days 🔍
07/08/2014 +11 days 🔍
03/25/2015 +260 days 🔍
03/22/2022 +2554 days 🔍


Advisory: Bug 1101393
Researcher: Dolev Farhi
Organization: F5 Networks
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-0246 (🔍)
X-Force: 93500
Vulnerability Center: 45289 - SOSreport Local Information Disclosure Due to Imprpoper Password Storage, Low
SecurityFocus: 67634 - Red Hat sos GRUB Bootloader Password Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/22/2022 08:46 AM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (60), 06/01/2017 08:18 AM (10), 03/22/2022 08:46 AM (3)
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