IBM iSeries Cached Passwords
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57849
SynopsisAt least one password is stored in the registry by the client software for the IBM iSeries system.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to IBM iSeries version 7.1 service pack SI60523 or later.