Bug 438379 - (CVE-2008-1394) CVE-2008-1394 Plone stores a password in a cookie
CVE-2008-1394 Plone stores a password in a cookie
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
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Reported: 2008-03-20 13:25 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2008-03-20 13:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-20 13:27:32 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2008-03-20 13:25:49 EDT
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.

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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 13:27:32 EDT
Fedora Project does not consider this a security issue.
For secure communication over HTTP, SSL/TLS should be used.

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