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EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client PlainText Password Hash Disclosure Vulnerability
From: zhliu () fortinet com
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 06:45:55 -0700 (PDT)

FGA-2008-16: EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client PlainText Password Hash
Disclosure Vulnerability
http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advisory/FGA-2008-16.html
July 20, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:
EMC

-- Affected Products:
EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116

-- Vulnerability Details:

The transfer of Password Hash of EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client in
the network is plaintext.
By sending a malicious packet to the client, client will send back lots
information including Password Hash resulting in a loss of
confidentiality.

What is more, EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup server's authentication module
using weak password hash arithmetic,
By buteforce it attacker can gain full control of client's machine


-- Vendor Response:
EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability:

http://www.emcinsignia.com/updates

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-04-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-06-30 - Vendor issued update
2088-07-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Acknowledgment:

Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team


Disclaimer:

Although Fortinet has attempted to provide accurate information in these
materials, Fortinet assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy or
completeness of the information. More specific information is available on
request from Fortinet. Please note that Fortinet's product information
does not constitute or contain any guarantee, warranty or legally binding
representation, unless expressly identified as such in a duly signed
writing.

About Fortinet ( www.fortinet.com ):

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified
threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises
and service providers to increase their security while reducing total
operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to
integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall,
antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam --
designed to help customers protect against network and content level
threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet
solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote
office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and
reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world
and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by
ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, and
Anti-Spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale,
California.


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