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RE: DCOM Security.
From: "Chris Fahey" <cfahey () ceservices com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:27:45 -0400

Sounds like a fairly old custom app. Back then it was common practice to
have usernames/passwords embedded in the code. What I would be concerned
about is if it is using ipsec, how secure is it? If the key can be
compromised then it wouldn't be hard to sniff the usernames/passwords
off the network.


-----Original Message-----
From: njfanelli () hotmail com [mailto:njfanelli () hotmail com] 
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 12:54 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: DCOM Security.

I'm unfamiliar with Microsofts component services.
A client of mine has a local workgroup application that creates a
connection (ipsec) to a domain server, the application calls a server
component (dcom) via anonymous access. The developer has a password
embedded with in the local app to authenticate the anonymous account.
From this point the component forwards over a request to another server
for a Foxpro database (without any additional security). Is there a way
to exploit the anonymous account if the workgroup client were to get
compromised?  How concerned should I be with the possibility of the code
being decompiled?  Additionally the programmer has domain credentials
hard coded into the application in order to perform an upload of
information that is created.  Suggestions?  Thank you in advance

Nicholas Fanelli

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