WebEOC handles sensitive information in an insecure manor. As a result, sensitive information may be exposed to untrusted parties.
WebEOC is a web-based crisis information management application that provides functions to gather, coordinate, and disseminate information between emergency personnel and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). By design, WebEOC insecurely stores sensitive information in easily accessible application components.
Sensitive information includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
In numerous places throughout the WebEOC application this type of information is handled in an insecure manor. Sensitive information may be encoded into URIs, stored in publicly accessible configuration files, and stored with HTML code that is presented to users. In addition, sensitive information that is exposed to users is often plaintext. Attackers and untrusted users can easily access sensitive information
Sensitive information may be easily accessible to untrusted parties. In some cases, this information may be stored as plaintext.
This document is based on technical analysis by IOActive and additional information from ESi. Thanks also to the City of Seattle for bringing this to our attention.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2005-07-13|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-07-14 16:40 UTC|