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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PhpGroupWare plaintext cookie authentication credentials vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for PhpGroupWare version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be running PhpGroupWare.

PhpGroupWare is a multi-user groupware suite written in PHP.

This version is reported to contain a plaintext cookie authentication
credentials information disclosure vulnerability. If the web
administration of PHPGroupWare is not conducted over an encrypted link,
a possible hacker with the ability to sniff network traffic could easily
retrieve these passwords. This may aid the attacker in further system
compromise.

Solution : Update to version 0.9.16.002 or newer

See also: http://www.phpgroupware.org/

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 10895

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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