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Insufficiently Protected Credentials


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


RVToolsPasswordEncryption.exe in RVTools 4.0.6 allows users to encrypt passwords to be used in the configuration files. This encryption used a static IV and key, and thus using the Decrypt() method from VISKD.cs from the RVTools.exe executable allows for decrypting the encrypted passwords. The accounts used in the configuration files have access to vSphere instances.

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CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.


Advisory Timeline

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