Executive Summary

Name CVE-2006-2229 First vendor Publication 2006-05-05
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2020-05-12

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 4.9 Attack Complexity High
Cvss Expoit Score 4.9 Authentication None Required
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OpenVPN 2.0.7 and earlier, when configured to use the --management option with an IP that is not, uses a cleartext password for TCP sessions to the management interface, which might allow remote attackers to view sensitive information or cause a denial of service.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2229

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 80
Application 5

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
25660 OpenVPN --management Option Cleartext Password Disclosure

OpenVPN contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to the management interface. The issue is triggered when openVPN is used with --management command line option and a listening address different from An attacker can gain access without authentication by simply issuing a telnet on port 7505. It is possible that the flaw may allow reconfiguring openVPN software resulting in a loss of integrity.

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2006-05-08 Name : The remote VPN server can be managed remotely without authentication.
File : openvpn_management_interface_accessible.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BUGTRAQ http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/432863/100/0/threaded
MISC http://openvpn.net/man.html
OSVDB http://www.osvdb.org/25660

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