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Clear text passwords...

by Thomas,
assono GmbH, Standort Kiel,

Passwords are written to a file on the client computer in clear text, if the following notes.ini variables are set:


and the user changes his password.

This is a debbuging function, which got into the production code of the Notes client.

1st If the attacker


2. the user restarts the Notes client


3. he changes his password


4. the attacker has access to the created
file and the ID file of the user


he can authenticate as this user against
the Domino server.


Personal annotation: Forced periodic
changes of passwords are no more only risky, because the users tend to
easy passwords or to write them down...


security hole in Notes (by Volker Weber)

exposure in Lotus Notes

to 'Password exposure in Lotus Notes'

Technical article IBM Notes IBM Notes Traveler Security

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