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Re: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Acer notebooks
That is I standard issue with Windows XP. With any installation of it you have to boot in safe mode and manually set a password on the hidden admin account.
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From: David Sánchez Martín <dsanchez@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 15:55:04
Subject: RE: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Acer notebooks
Is not that a simple design decission? (truly brain-dead, but a
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: MustLive [mailto:mustlive@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Enviado el: domingo, 10 de mayo de 2009 15:23
> Para: bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Asunto: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Acer notebooks
> Hello SecurityFocus!
> I want to warn you about vulnerability in Acer notebooks.
> It's Insufficient Authentication vulnerability. Which I found
> 28.04.2009 in
> two my notebooks. At these notebooks Windows XP Home Rus is
> using, in case
> of other OS the vulnerability can be also present.
> In Windows XP Home in default administrator's account
> “Administrator” there
> is empty password. And it does not set equal to password of
> first admin,
> when admin account is creating during first start of notebook
> (as it happens
> during installation of Windows XP). So with physical access
> to notebook,
> anybody can enter into the system with administrator's rights.
> Vulnerable models of notebooks: Acer TravelMate 2313LC, Acer
> 2413LC and potentially other models.
> I mentioned about these vulnerability at my site
> Best wishes & regards,
> Administrator of Websecurity web site