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Authentix Security Advisory
From: Lisa Saarloos <lisa () MAGNASHOP NL>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 12:07:48 +0100
Security advisory: Authentix100
Release Date: 1 november 2000
Vendor: Flicks Software (http://www.flicks.com)
** Product Description
Authentix is a Windows-based product that offers cookie/form-based or 100%
cookie-free "Basic Authentication" website protection while keeping NT
Users Names and Passwords private. It protects all files, not just ASP
pages. It can validate against an internal database, a text file or an
external ODBC datasource. It requires Windows NT or Windows 2000 and IIS.
More information on Authentix can be found on
** Versions affected
All versions prior to version 5.3.
To check your current version number, start Authentix from the Start
Menu/Flicks Software, and look in the About box.
** Problem description
By using special characters in the URL combined with some special
circumstances it is possible to bypass the authentification mechanism of
Authentix100, thus not receiving a login-prompt. This allows arbitrary
users to view information that was not intented to be seen by them.
** Patch availability
Knowing the importance that Authentix100 plays in authentification methods,
Flicks Software has released version 5.3 of Authentix100.
All users of Authentix100 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest
version of Authentix100 at
This upgrade, similar to the cost of the original product, is FREE.
** Technical support and contact
Please direct ALL questions regarding this issue to Scott Gordon at
scott () flicks com Emailing your questions will allow us to address your
concerns in the fastest manner possible.
This bug was originally brought to the attention of Flicks Software by Lisa
Saarloos. She would like to thank Flicks Software for there cooperation in
resolving this issue and their prompt and kind response.
Beheer Magnashop International
beheer () magnashop nl
2518 AD DEN HAAG
+31 70 3604848
- Authentix Security Advisory Lisa Saarloos (Nov 07)