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RE: OAT Fails PCI Audit [414] [415]

Posted By: John Chauvin
Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2010, at 8:15 a.m.

There are several points that failed.
Here are some of them that I gleaned from the report its quite long.
I would be willing to send the full report to someone on the OAT
development team.

Web Server Uses Plain-Text Form Based Authentication port 8080/tcp
QID: 86728 CVSS Base: - PCI FAILED
Category: Web server CVSS Temporal: -
Vendor Reference: -
Bugtraq ID: -
Service Modified: 05/21/2009
User Modified: -
Edited: No
The Web server uses plain-text form based authentication. A web page
exists on the target host which uses an HTML login form. This data is
from the client to the server in plain-text.
An attacker with access to the network traffic to and from the target
host may be able to obtain login credentials for other users by sniffing
network traffic.
Please contact the vendor of the hardware/software for a possible fix
for the issue. For custom applications, ensure that data sent via HTML
forms is encrypted before being sent from the client to the host.
Not Applicable
GET /openadmin/ HTTP/1.1
Connection: Keep-Alive
<form name="login" action="index.php?act=login&do=dologin"
<table width="100%" border="0">
<input type='radio' class='radiobutton' name='login_admin' value='Login'
checked >Login
<input type='radio' class='radiobutton' name='login_admin' value='Admin'
<script type="text/javascript">
function popAboutOAT()
w = 'index.php?act=help&do=aboutOAT','About
<div align="right">
<a href="javascript:popAboutOAT()">About OAT</a>
<a href="javascript:showDocuments('README.html','readme'); "
<a href="javascript:showDocuments('HOWTO.html','HowDoI'); " title="How
Do I?">How Do I?</a>
<table width="100%" border="0">
<td width="35%" valign="top" colspan="2">
<script type ="text/javascript">
function resetLoginForm()
document.login.informixserver.value = ''; = '';
document.login.port.value = '';
document.login.username.value = '';
document.login.userpass.value = '';
document.login.idsprotocol.value = 'onsoctcp';
function connectgroup()
var group_num =
var group_pass = document.login.grouppass.value;
if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
request = new XMLHttpRequest();
if (request.overrideMimeType) {
} else if (window.ActiveXObject) { // IE
try {
request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
} catch (e) {
try {
request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
} catch (e) {}
}"POST", "index.php?act=login&do=connectgroup&group_num=" +
group_num + "&group_pass=" + escape(group_pass));

Apache HTTP Server 413 Error HTTP Request Method Cross-Site Scripting
Weakness port 8080/tcp
QID: 86771 CVSS Base: 4.3 PCI FAILED
Category: Web server CVSS Temporal: 3.5
CVE ID: CVE-2007-6203
Vendor Reference: -
Bugtraq ID: 26663
Service Modified: 11/21/2008
User Modified: -
Edited: No
Apache HTTP servers are prone to a cross-site scripting weakness.
The issue occurs when the application fails to sanitize a specially
crafted HTTP request method that results in a 413 HTTP error. 413 errors
when a request entity's data-stream is too large for the server to
handle. When a 413 error is encountered, the server returns a page
describing what
When the error page is displayed, attacker script code will be rendered
on the Web page in the context of the application.
An attacker may exploit this issue to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials and launch other attacks. The link below has more
information on
the attack:

Web Server HTTP Trace/Track Method Support Cross-Site Tracing
Vulnerability port 8080/tcp
QID: 86473 CVSS Base: 5.8 PCI FAILED
Category: Web server CVSS Temporal: 4.3
CVE ID: CVE-2004-2320, CVE-2007-3008
Vendor Reference: -
Bugtraq ID: -
Service Modified: 11/19/2008
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Technical Report page 14
User Modified: -
Edited: No
A Web server was detected that supports the HTTP TRACE method. This
method allows debugging and connection trace analysis for connections
from the client to the Web server. Per the HTTP specification, when this
method is used, the Web server echoes back the information sent to it by
the client unmodified and unfiltered. Microsoft IIS web server uses an
alias TRACK for this method, and is functionally the same.
A vulnerability related to this method was discovered. A malicious,
active component in a Web page can send Trace requests to a Web server
supports this Trace method. Usually, browser security disallows access
to Web sites outside of the present site's domain. Although unlikely and
difficult to achieve, it's possible, in the presence of other browser
vulnerabilities, for the active HTML content to make external requests
to arbitrary
Web servers beyond the hosting Web server. Since the chosen Web server
then echoes back the client request unfiltered, the response also
includes cookie-based or Web-based (if logged on) authentication
credentials that the browser automatically sent to the specified Web
application on
the specified Web server.
The significance of the Trace capability in this vulnerability is that
the active component in the page visited by the victim user has no
direct access to
this authentication information, but gets it after the target Web server
echoes it back as its Trace response.
Since this vulnerability exists as a support for a method required by
the HTTP protocol specification, most common Web servers are vulnerable.
The exact method(s) supported, Trace and/or Track, and their responses
are in the Results section below.
If this vulnerability is successfully exploited, users of the Web server
may lose their authentication credentials for the server and/or for the
applications hosted by the server to an attacker. This may be the case
even if the Web applications are not vulnerable to cross site scripting
due to input validation errors.

John A. Chauvin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of
> Fernando Nunes
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 16:41
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Oat] OAT Fails PCI Audit [414] [415]
> What exactly did it fail to pass? PCI is too generic to specify
versions of
> whatever software is used. It merely specifies more or less generic
> guidelines (some regarding processes, other related to encryption
> My point is: Will a mere update get it through _that_ PCI audit? What
of the
> PCI points did it fail? What concerns were raised?
> OAT can use a separate Apache and PHP installation (although it's
harder to
> setup like that). But I have some doubts that the issues were merely
> the versions used...
> Regards.
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM, JOHN A. CHAUVIN
> <>wrote:
> > We recently installed IDS 11.50 with OAT 2.27 at a client site.
During this
> > they do a PCI Audit on all servers and found that the Apache and PHP
> > by
> > OAT Fails the Audit.
> > Has anyone else see this?
> > Is there a way to update this so it will pass?
> > Is there any plans to make OAT use a more current version of Apache
> > PHP
> > so that it will pass security audits?
> > Or Secure it out of the box?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Forum Note: Use "Reply" to post a response in the discussion forum.
> >
> >
> --
> Fernando Nunes
> Portugal
> My email works... but I don't check it frequently...
> --0016367faaa9a868dc048bd8701d
> Forum Note: Use "Reply" to post a response in the discussion forum.

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