Wavecon Advisory: Open-Xchange <= 0.8.2 defaultuser with /bin/bash and default password May 26 2006 07:27PM
Cemil Degirmenci (cd wavecon de)
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Advisory Name Open-Xchange defaultuser with /bin/bash
Vendor Open-Xchange Inc.
Product Open-Xchange
Version < 0.8.2
Author Cemil Degirmenci
Risk high

o Description:

The OPEN-XCHANGE Collaboration and Integration Server Environment allows
you to store appointments, contacts, tasks, email messages, bookmarks,
documents, and many more elements, and share them with other users. It
can be accessed via any modern Web browser and multiple fat clients like
MS Outlook, Palm devices, KDE Kontact, Apple's iCAL, Konqueror, Mozilla
Calendar, any many more, based on open standards and interfaces. Third
party products can access this application over many different
interfaces such as WebDAV (XML), LDAP, iCal, an API, and HTTP/S

o Vulnerability

There is a defaultuser with username "mailadmin" and password "secret"
in Open-Xchange-LDAP.

dn: uid=mailadmin,ou=Users,ou=OxObjects,dc=example,dc=org
objectClass: top
objectClass: shadowAccount
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: person
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
objectClass: OXUserObject
uidNumber: 1001
homeDirectory: /home/mailadmin/
loginShell: /bin/bash
mailEnabled: OK
gidNumber: 500
mailDomain: example.org
ou: Administration
uid: mailadmin
sn: Admin
preferredLanguage: EN
mail: mailadmin (at) example (dot) org [email concealed]
o: Example Organization
smtpServer: localhost
imapServer: localhost
alias: postmaster (at) example (dot) org [email concealed]
alias: root (at) example (dot) org [email concealed]
givenName: Admin
cn: Admin Admin
shadowMin: 0
shadowMax: 9999
shadowWarning: 7
shadowExpire: 0
userPassword: secret
OXAppointmentDays: 5
OXGroupID: 500
OXTaskDays: 5
OXTimeZone: Europe/Berlin

This vulnerability only appears in the opensource version of Open-Xchange

o Solution
Be aware before you activate Unix-Authentification against Open-Xchange
and change the password and loginshell of this user. Don't trust
default-installations at all.

o Reference

o Notes
The vendor was informed 2006-05-18. There was also a news on the german
newssite golem.de on 2006-05-19 (http://www.golem.de/0605/45407.html)

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