SAFE TEAM Regulus Staff Accounts Password Hash Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2271


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.


The remote host seems to be running Regulus, a web accounting software implemented in PHP. It is reported that every version of Regulus up to and including 2.2-95 are prone to a staff accounts information disclosure vulnerability. Any user may query the 'staffile' from the web server and be served. This file contains information about the staff accounts including password hashes which are computed using DES 56 bit. Therefore staff users passwords can be easily derived from their hash using a dictionary-based brute force attack.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2271

File Name: 2271.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/09/09

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

BID: 11132