Vulnerability Note VU#392654

Baramundi Management Suite transmits data and stores keys and credentials insecurely

Original Release date: 01 Oct 2013 | Last revised: 21 Aug 2014


Baramundi Management Suite versions 7.5 to 8.9 contains multiple vulnerabilities related to clear-text credential storage and transmission.


CWE-319: Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information - CVE-2013-3593

Baramundi Mangement Suite versions 7.5 to 8.9 transfers data in cleartext between the server and clients, and stores data in cleartext.

CWE-312: Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information - CVE-2013-3624
When Baramundi Management Suite versions 7.5 to 8.9 is used for OS deployment, it stores the credentials in an unencrypted form on the deployed systems.

CWE-321: Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key - CVE-2013-3625
Baramundi Management Suite versions 7.5 to 8.9 utilizes a hard-coded encryption key stored in a dll file.

The CVSS score below applies to CVE-2013-3593.


Since the software is used as an operating system deployment solution, it must have administrative rights to operate. As such, there are several impacts:

Privilege Escalation

  • Administrative privileges can be obtained on any local machine that was installed via Baramundi Management Suite.
  • Administrative privileges in Microsoft Active Directory can potentially be obtained.

Credential Theft
  • Credentials may be obtained by sniffing the traffic on the network.


Apply an Update
Baramundi Management Suite 2014 addresses CVE-2013-3593 and CVE-2013-3624. While a public download is not available, baramundi software AG requests that customers contact technical support.

Encrypt network traffic
Use layer 3 encryption between clients and servers to prevent sniffing attacks.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
baramundi software AGAffected30 Jul 201318 Jun 2014
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Temporal 6.3 E:F/RL:W/RC:UC
Environmental 1.6 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Damir Bozic for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

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