CVE-2018-14608 Detail

Current Description

Thomson Reuters UltraTax CS 2017 on Windows has a password protection option; however, the level of protection might be inconsistent with some customers' expectations because the data is directly accessible in cleartext. Specifically, it stores customer data in unique directories (%install_path%\WinCSI\UT17DATA\client_ID\file_name.XX17) that can be bypassed without authentication by examining the strings of the .XX17 file. The strings stored in the .XX17 file contain each customer's: Full Name, Spouse's Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Occupation, Home Address, Daytime Phone Number, Home Phone Number, Spouse's Address, Spouse's Daytime Phone Number, Spouse's Social Security Number, Spouse's Home Phone Number, Spouse's Occupation, Spouse's Date of Birth, and Spouse's Filing Status.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://corporateblue.com/ultratax-cs-data-exposure-vulnerability/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.themikewylie.com/ultratax-cs-data-exposure-vulnerability-cve-2018-14608-cve-2018-14607/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-311 Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-14608
NVD Published Date:
07/26/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE