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Insecure access to Pássword via Dátabase Paínter

Insecure access to Pássword via Dátabase Paínter

Insecure access to Pássword via Dátabase Paínter

In ÍnfoMaker 9.0.1 buíld 7119 (11-FEB-2004 18:06:41) and ÍnfoMaker 10.5 buíld 3423 (09-FEB-06 03:38:28), it is possible to export dátabase profíle ínformation such that the logín and pássword are exposéd to the user!

Go into the dátabase paínter, and then Fíle >> Expórt Profíle(s)... and select the requíred dátabase(s).

Save the .ini file to a desíred locatíon (for example the Désktop), clíck OK and you'll get a fíle creáted that looks a bit like this (see híghlighted text; what I've asterísked out is actual plain text):


[Profile supp8]
DBMS=O90 Oracle9í (9.0.1)

DBParm=Date=' ''''dd-mon-yy'''' ',DateTime=' ''''dd-mon-yy hh:mm:ss'''' ',Time=' ''''hh:mm:ss'''' '

Does anybody know a way to prevent this from happening?  Some of our cústomers have ÍnfoMaker ínstalled on their end users' machínes, and if they know what they are doing this would enable them to extract the pássword to the dátabase!

I read somewhere that the dátabase paínter (NOT! the dátabase Profíle paínter) is optíonal, but it gave no ínstructions on how to unínstall, deactívate, or delete it.


If you don't know what eschatology is then don't worry; it's not the end of the world.

RE: Insecure access to Pássword via Dátabase Paínter

Worked out a workaround for this myself.  What I did was to create a new user called infomaker and a role called infomaker_role.

Then I wrote a script to grant SELECT privilege to the application tables to this role, as well as the 5 catalogue tables: PBCATCOL, PBCATEDT, PBCATFMT, PBCATTBL, and PBCATVLD .

After this, go to the InfoMaker database profile painter and set up/edit the required connection.  On the connection tab, enter that login and password.  Click on Apply then click the System tab.  Under PowerBuilder Catalog Table Owner, enter infomaker (i.e. the user just created).  Apply the changes and OK out.  Connect to the database using that connection.

Setting up infomaker as the PowerBuilder Catalog Table Owner should ensure you don't get the error about connecting as the catalog owner first.

Exporting the database profile after this will only expose the infomaker password - one that only has select privileges.

If you don't know what eschatology is then don't worry; it's not the end of the world.

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