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IM+ v3.10 Local Password Plaintext Exposure



Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #05081701: IM+ v3.10 Local Password Plaintext Exposure
Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #05081701: IM+ v3.10 Local Password Plaintext Exposure



Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #05081701:=0D
IM+ v3.10 Local Password Plaintext Exposure =0D
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Product:=0D
Shape Services IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger for Pocket PC v3.10=0D
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Platform:=0D
Tested on Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003=0D
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Requirements:=0D
Mobile device running Windows Mobile Pocket PC with IM+ v3.10 installed.=0D
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Credits:=0D
Jonathan Read, CISSP=0D
Airscanner Mobile Security=0D
http://www.airscanner.com=0D 
Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association=0D
http://www.mobileav.org=0D 
August 17, 2005=0D
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Risk Level:=0D
Medium – Exposes email address and password combinations=0D
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Summary:=0D
Shape Services IM+ is instant messaging software that allows a user to connect to multiple instant messaging accounts at once. It supports AOL, Yahoo!, MSN and ICQ on a Pocket PC device. http://www.shapeservices.com/eng/im/implus.php=0D 
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Details:=0D
IM+ does not use any sort of security or encryption to protect the usernames and passwords of the instant messaging accounts. =0D
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A malicious user can navigate to \Program Files\IMPlus and grab the implus.cfg file. This file simply needs to be opened using a text editor to view all the account details, including user names and passwords, in plain text. =0D
Workaround:=0D
Possibly fixed in later versions (we have not checked). =0D
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Vendor Response: 08/17/2005 2:50:00 PM=0D
Thank you very much for this important comment!=0D
Surely this issue will be fixed in our next release.=0D
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Have a nice day!=0D
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Yours sincerely,=0D
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Kind regards,=0D
Alyena Lyegkaja=0D
IM+Support team=0D
SHAPE Services=0D
www.shapeservices.com =0D 
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Copyright (c) 2005 Airscanner Corp.=0D
http://www.airscanner.com=0D 
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Online Advisory (with screenshots)=0D
http://airscanner.com/security/05081701_implus.htm=0D 
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Permission is granted for the redistribution of this alert electronically. It may not be edited in any way without the express written consent of Airscanner Corp. If you wish to reprint the whole or any part of this alert in any other medium other than electronically, please contact Airscanner Corp. for permission.=0D
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