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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-0983

UltraEdit uses weak encryption to record FTP passwords in the uedit32.ini file, which allows local users who can read the file to decrypt the passwords and gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2001-08-31 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

We include an option, by design, that allows the user to *not* save the password, and instead enter the password on a per FTP session basis. This would provide the highest level of security. If the user decides to have UltraEdit save the FTP password in the INI, it is encrypted for the benefit of the user moving their settings from one system to another. However, even with the highest level of encryption of the saved password, if the user decides to save their password in the INI, there will always be a level of vulnerability as a result of the users decision to save the password.
Source: UltraEdit

- Products Affected By CVE-2001-0983

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ultraedit Ultraedit-32 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ultraedit Ultraedit-32 1

- References For CVE-2001-0983
BUGTRAQ 20010823 Re: Respondus v1.1.2 stores passwords using weak encryption

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-0983

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