Tried, Tested and Proven

Security Advisory 06 – 046 – The VSAOD server discloses its version

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services discovered this vulnerability during an application assessment.
Further research was then carried out post assessment.

Credit for Discovery:

Tim Brown – Portcullis Computer Security Ltd.

Affected Systems:

All known versions of Audit, this vulnerability was discovered for version 12.4.0.0.

Details:

On connecting to the remote VSAOD server, the version is disclosed:

server> Visionsoft Audit on Demand Service

server> Version: 12.4.0.0

In addition the version number can also be obtained as follows:

client> VER

server> 12.4.0.0

Impact:

An attacker could make use of the version information to identify vulnerable versions of the VSAOD server.

Exploit:

Exploit code is not required.

Vendor Status:

Contacted support@visionsoft.com

e-mailed – 16th January 2007

e-mailed – 26th February 2007

e-mailed – 15th March 2007

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