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[GoSecure Advisory] Neoteris IVE Vulnerability
From: "Jian Hui Wang" <jhwang () gosecure ca>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 17:08:41 -0400


GoSecure Advisory #GS041006


Neoteris IVE changepassword.cgi Authentication Bypass


Date Published: 2004-10-06

Date Discovered: 2004-07-23


CVE ID: CAN-2004-0939


Class: Design Error


Risk: Medium


Vendor: Juniper Networks



Advisory URL:



Affected System:


Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) OS, Version 3.x Netories Instant
Virtual Extranet (IVE) OS, Version 4.x  




Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) is a well known "clientless" SSL
VPN solution for internal network remote access via a standard web
browser. It is widely used as an extranet portal for corporate networks.


While doing an ethical hacking assessment of a Juniper customer,
GoSecure discovered a vulnerability regarding Neoteris IVE password


When a valid user tries to authenticate via the IVE and the password is
expired, the user will be asked to change their password and be directly
forwarded to the "changepassword.cgi" without asking for any form of


The username, authentication server and type will be appended to the
"changepassword.cgi" URL.  Since the "changepassword.cgi" allows the
user to try the old password as many times as they want, the unit
effectively allows a brute force password attack. 


If an attacker were to obtain a username through various public
information gathering techniques, they could attempt to find an account
with a password that has expired and brute force that account to
eventually gain unauthorized access.


This vulnerability only affects IVE products that are configured with
LDAP or an NT domain authentication server. Other type of authentication
servers are not affected.




The vendor has released a patch and an advisory to address this issue.

The advisory is available the following location:






GoSecure would like to thank Juniper's quick response on providing a
solution for its customers.  This vulnerability was found by Jian Hui
Wang, part of GoSecure's vulnerability research team.


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