Vulnerability Note VU#702169

Dell KACE K2000 Appliance read-only database account allows account information disclosure

Original Release date: 08 Nov 2011 | Last revised: 30 Sep 2015


A vulnerability in the database component of the Dell KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance may allow a remote attacker to read account information from an affected device.


The Dell KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance is an integrated systems provisioning product for large-scale operating systems deployment. The database configuration supplied with some versions of the K2000 appliance includes a read-only account with a known username and password intended for use by third-party reporting applications. Insufficient restrictions are applied to this account. As a result, a remote attacker may be able to read sensitive account information from an affected system.

Note that systems are only vulnerable if remote access to the database has been enabled. By default, remote access to the included database server is not enabled, however, an attacker may be able to leverage a separate vulnerability (e.g., VU#135606) to enable this access.


A remote authenticated attacker could gain access to the usernames and password hashes for accounts available via the web interface. An attacker with access to this data could conduct offline password cracking to recover the passwords.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Dell Computer Corporation, Inc.Affected08 Jun 201104 Nov 2011
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 0.0 AV:--/AC:--/Au:--/C:--/I:--/A:--
Temporal 0.0 E:ND/RL:ND/RC:ND
Environmental 0.0 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Tenable Network Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chad Dougherty.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2011-4048
  • Date Public: 03 Nov 2011
  • Date First Published: 08 Nov 2011
  • Date Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015
  • Severity Metric: 5.40
  • Document Revision: 23


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