Gentoo: Paros Default administrator password
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Paros's database component is installed without a password, allowing execution of arbitrary system commands.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200601-15
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: High
     Title: Paros: Default administrator password
      Date: January 29, 2006
      Bugs: #120352
        ID: 200601-15

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Synopsis
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Paros's database component is installed without a password, allowing
execution of arbitrary system commands.

Background
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Paros is an intercepting proxy between a web server and a client meant
to be used for security assessments. It allows the user to watch and
modify the HTTP(S) traffic.

Affected packages
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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
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  1  net-proxy/paros      <= 3.2.5                             > 3.2.5

Description
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Andrew Christensen discovered that in older versions of Paros the
database component HSQLDB is installed with an empty password for the
database administrator "sa".

Impact
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Since the database listens globally by default, an attacker can connect
and issue arbitrary commands, including execution of binaries installed
on the host.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Paros users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --snyc
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/paros-3.2.8"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3280
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3280

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200601-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0