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Quicksilver Forums "mysqldump" Password Disclosure



Secunia Research: Quicksilver Forums "mysqldump" Password Disclosure
Secunia Research: Quicksilver Forums "mysqldump" Password Disclosure



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                     Secunia Research 17/03/2010

        - Quicksilver Forums "mysqldump" Password Disclosure -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Quicksilver Forums 1.4.2
* PowerDNS Administrator 1.1.8
* QSF Portal 1.4.5

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Exposure of sensitive information
Where:  Local system

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Quicksilver Forums is a fast, secure, powerful PHP/MySQL based forum
script.".

Product Link:
http://www.quicksilverforums.com/ 

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in Quicksilver
Forums, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose
sensitive information.

The application passes the database password via the command line
to the "mysqldump" utility, which may disclose the password via the 
process list.

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5) Solution 

Do not use the database backup functionality.

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6) Time Table 

24/02/2010 - Vendor of QSF Portal and PowerDNS Administrator notified.
04/03/2010 - Vendor of QSF Portal and PowerDNS Administrator notified
             again.
10/03/2010 - Vendor of Quicksilver Forums notified.
12/03/2010 - Vendor of Quicksilver Forums responds.
17/03/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not yet
assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/ 

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/ 

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/ 

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-38/ 

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

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