CVE-2001-0983 Detail

Current Description

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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromUltraEdit (03/06/2012)

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.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=99861651923668&w=2
http://www.eve-software.com/security/ueditpw.html Exploit  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2001-0983
NVD Published Date:
08/31/2001
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016
Source:
MITRE