The Pearson ProctorCache software uses a hard coded password for administrative tasks.
The ProctorCache is designed to cache the testing content, as well as cache the responses and maintain a client list of active test-takers. ProctorCache is a server software package installed locally within the LAN on a Windows system.
CWE-259: Use of Hard-coded Password - CVE-2015-0972
An attacker on the local network can use the credentials to interrupt a test session and perform administrative tasks such as canceling tests or deleting users. According to Pearson, the actual test data is encrypted and not immediately accessible by an administrator.
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This document was written by Garret Wassermann.
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