2917 : Microsoft Access Known Database Attack
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1997-07-09

Description

Microsoft Access has a flaw in the encryption used to protect databases. The RC4 based encryption uses the same key for both encryption and decryption with no password/phrase. By creating a database equal in size as the target database, an attacker can use the XOR'd key stream from the newly created database to decrypt the target database.

Classification

Unknown or Incomplete

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Access
2.0

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

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