IBM iSeries Cached Passwords

low Nessus Plugin ID 57849


At least one password is stored in the registry by the client software for the IBM iSeries system.


The client software for the IBM iSeries system can automatically connect to an iSeries system without prompting for user credentials.
It does so by storing a default user and its associated password in the registry. The password is protected by a weak encoding algorithm and a known key. A remote attacker can exploit this by accessing the encoded password value in the registry, allowing the attacker to recover the password in plaintext.


Upgrade to IBM iSeries version 7.1 service pack SI60523 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57849

File Name: ibmi_cached_password.nbin

Version: 1.206

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/6/2012

Updated: 9/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:client_access

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0287