BugTraq
NOVL-2005010098073 GroupWise Password Caching Aug 17 2005 06:49PM
Ed Reed (ereed novell com)
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For Immediate Disclosure

============================== Summary ==============================

Security Alert: NOVL-2005-10098073
Title: GroupWise Password Caching
Date: 16-August-2005
Revision: Original
Product Name: GroupWise 5.x, 6.x
OS/Platform(s): Windows and NetWare
Reference URL: http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/10098073
Vendor Name: Novell, Inc.
Vendor URL: http://www.novell.com
Security Alerts: http://support.novell.com/security-alerts
Affects: GroupWise Windows Clients & Proxies
Identifiers: Bugtraq:13997, CVE:CAN-2005-2620, SECTRACK:1014247
Credits: securityteam (at) truedson (dot) com [email concealed]

============================ Description ============================

The GroupWise client sometimes caches the user name and password in
memory while it is running.

============================== Impact ===============================

A hostile user with administrative access to the machine where a user
is logged in may dump memory and find username/password pairs of
logged in users.

======================== Recommended Actions ========================
GW 7 was released with these fixes already applied, so no further
action is required for GroupWise 7 users.

Until the official release of GroupWise 6.5 SP5 in mid-September,
customers wishing to apply Field Test Files (FTF) can download these
from http://support.novell.com/filefinder/ and locate the latest
GroupWise Agents and GroupWise Client FTFs. Currently as of
August 16, 2005 the filenames are fgw655h.exe for Agents and
f32655f7e.exe for GW Client. Both, FTFs will need to be applied
to get the full fix.

See detailed instructions in the referenced Technical Information
Document (TID): http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/10098073

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damages and even if such damages are foreseeable.

============================ Appendices =============================

None

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========================= Revision History ==========================
Original: 16-Aug-2005 - Original Publication

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