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Plaintext Password Vulnerabilitiy during Installation of Oracle HTMLDB
From: "Kornbrust, Alexander" <ak () red-database-security com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 11:32:48 +0200

Plaintext Password Vulnerabilitiy during Installation of Oracle HTMLDB 
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 Name                Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerabilities in Oracle
XMLDB
 Systems Affected    Oracle HTMLDB
 Severity            Low Risk 
 Category            Plaintext Password of SYS is logged during
Installation of HTMLDB
 Vendor URL          http://www.oracle.com 
 This advisory
http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/oracle_htmldb_plaintext_pa
ssword.html
 Author              Alexander Kornbrust (ak at
red-database-security.com) 
 Date                7 October 2005 (V 1.00)

      

Details
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Oracle HTML DB is a rapid web application development tool for the
Oracle 
database. Using only a web browser and limited programming experience,
it is 
possible to develop and deploy professional-looking applications that
are both 
fast and secure. 

During the manuell installation of HTMLDB the SYS password is logged in
plaintext 
into the file install.lst. The SYS password should never be stored in a
text file 
in clear text. 


Affected Products
#################
Oracle HTMLDB 


Testcase 
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Extract from install.lst: 

Is this a (1) New install or an (2) Upgrade? [1] 
What is your connect string (Enter for none)? [] ora902 
What is your Oracle SYS password? [CHANGE_ON_INSTALL]
mysecretpassword1 



Patch Information
#################
This bug is fixed with Critical Patch Update April 2005 (CPU April
2005). Oracle forgot 
to inform Red-Database-Security that this bug is fixed with CPU April
2005.
Oracle also forgot to mention Red-Database-Security in the credits of
CPU April 2005.


All already published alerts are available on the web site of
Red-Database-Security GmbH
http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/published_alerts.html


Workaround
##########
Delete the file install.lst manually.


History
#######
26-jan-2004 Oracle secalert was informed

27-jan-2004 Bug confirmed

13-apr-2005 Oracle published CPU April 2005 without informing
Red-Database-Security 
that this bug is already fixed. 

07-oct-2005 Red-Database-Security published this advisory


(c) 2005 by Red-Database-Security GmbH - last update 7-october-2005 
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