Bug 438379 (CVE-2008-1394)

Summary: CVE-2008-1394 Plone stores a password in a cookie
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jonathansteffan
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1394
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2008-03-20 17:25:49 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-1394 to the following vulnerability:

Plone CMS before 3 places a base64 encoded form of the username and password in the __ac cookie for all user accounts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access by sniffing the network.

References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489544/100/0/threaded
http://www.procheckup.com/Hacking_Plone_CMS.pdf
http://plone.org/about/security/overview/security-overview-of-plone/

Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-03-20 17:27:32 UTC
Fedora Project does not consider this a security issue.
For secure communication over HTTP, SSL/TLS should be used.