NeoScale Systems CryptoStor 700 series appliances fail to properly perform two-factor authentication. This can make it easier to bypass the CryptoStor authentication process.
NeoScale Systems CryptoStor Tape units are tape backup encryption appliances. CryptoStor 700 series units provide two-factor authentication for administration functions. This is accomplished with a smartcard token plus a username and password combination.
The smartcard aspect of the two-factor authentication is performed on the client side within the web browser, using ActiveX and script. Disabling ActiveX can bypass this part of the two-factor authentication.
An attacker with knowledge of only the username and password for the administration console can gain administrative access to the CryptoStor unit. This would allow an attacker to add, change, or delete encryption rules and keys, establish cluster members, export keys for archival, and more.
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This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-12-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-01-03 22:17 UTC|