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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager Vendors:   IBM
IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager Discloses Passwords to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017869
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1940   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 16 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 4 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager. A local user can view passwords.

After installation, the software stores passwords in unencrypted form in 'ncisetup.db'. On Windows-based systems, the software also stores passwords in unencrypted form in the 'msi.log' file.

A local user can view certain passwords, including the Object Server root, the Security Manager administration password, the Security Manager LDAP server user password, and the PostgresSQL database password. On Windows-based systems, a local user can also view the PostgresSQL service windows account password.

Impact:   A local user can view passwords.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Interim Fix 1 (

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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