Vulnerability Note VU#139139

Air Messenger LAN Server (AMLServer) stores usernames and passwords in plaintext

Original Release date: 25 Oct 2001 | Last revised: 25 Oct 2001


Air Messenger LAN Server (AMLServer) stores usernames and passwords in plaintext.


AMLServer for windows is a paging gateway that allows users on a TCP/IP LAN to communicate with mobile devices such as phones and pagers. Access to AMLServer's services is protected by a user authentication system that stores usernames and passwords in a plaintext file.


If an attacker can view the AMLServer password file (through direct access or another vulnerability), they can login as any AMLServer user.


Apply a patch when one is available. The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.


Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Internet Software SolutionsAffected-25 Oct 2001
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Thanks to SNS Research for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 18 Jun 2001
  • Date First Published: 25 Oct 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 25 Oct 2001
  • Severity Metric: 0.07
  • Document Revision: 9


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