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CVE-2006-0363

CVE information

Published

16 years ago

Last Modified

4 years ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Low

Impact Analysis

Description

The "Remember my Password" feature in MSN Messenger 7.5 stores passwords in an encrypted format under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\Creds registry key, which might allow local users to obtain the original passwords via a program that calls CryptUnprotectData, as demonstrated by the "MSN Password Recovery.exe" program. NOTE: it could be argued that local-only password recovery is inherently insecure because the decryption methods and keys must be stored somewhere on the local system, and are thus inherently accessible with varying degrees of effort. Perhaps this issue should not be included in CVE..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Low
Base Score
2.1/10
Exploit Score
3.9/10
Access Vector
Local
Access Complexity
Low
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
2.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
Partial
Availability Impact
None
Integrity Impact
None

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:msn_messenger:7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
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