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Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager Password Disclosure Vulnerability



Date Discovered

July 11, 2000


Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Enterprise Manager is vulnerable to a password disclosure vulnerability similar to that described in BugTraq ID 1292. The Registered Servers dialogue can contain a password field with the password "hidden" by asterisks. It is trivial to obtain the otherwise unprotected password; a number of free utilities exist which can accomplish this.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0


This vulnerability was discussed in an update to the Microsoft Security Advisory MS00-041.
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