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Password management site plugs info-leak bug


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/01/password_management_site_xss_bug/

Password management site LastPass has plugged a security hole in its website that created a means to extract the email addresses - though not the passwords - of enrolled users. The cross-site scripting bug meant that logged-in users induced to visit a malicious site would disclose their email addresses and sites associated with a LastPass account, along with password reminders and a list of IP addresses used to access the site.

The bug was discovered by independent security researcher Mike Cardwell, who was unable to exploit the flaw to extract passwords.

LastPass - which boasts close to a million members - stores website login details in an encrypted container, safeguarded by a master password. Users log in to extract this information either directly via the website or by using a browser extension.



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