X41 D-Sec GmbH Security Advisory: X41-2020-003

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Epikur

Highest Severity Rating: Critical

Confirmed Affected Versions:

Confirmed Patched Versions: 20.1.1

Vendor: Epikur Software & IT Services GmbH

Vendor URL: https://www.epikur.de/

Credit: X41 D-Sec GmbH, Eric Sesterhenn

Status: Public

Advisory-URL: https://www.x41-dsec.de/lab/advisories/x41-2020-003-epikur

Summary and Impact

Several flaws regarding authentication have been identified in Epikur, which allow attackers to access sensitive information. Among the issues identified is a backdoor password, weak password hashes and hardcoded credentials.

Product Description

Epikur allows you to manage a medical office and patients.

Backdoor Password

Severity Rating: Critical

Vector: Network

CVE: CVE-2020-10539

CWE: 798

CVSS Score: 10.0



The Epikur server contains the checkPasswort() function that, upon user login, checks the submitted password against the user password’s MD5 hash stored in the database. It is also compared to a second MD5 hash, which is the same for every user. If the submitted password matches either one, access is granted.

public boolean checkPasswort(String otherPassword) {
  return (otherPassword.equals(this.passwd) || otherPassword.equals("mhEVfZUMEwwvr8b9SEpLhA=="));

Brute-forcing the second hash reveals that the password 3p1kursupport will allow you to login as any user.

Passwords stored as MD5 Hash

Severity Rating: Medium

Vector: Database Access

CVE: CVE-2020-10538

CWE: 916

CVSS Score: 6.0



Epikur stores the secret passwords of the users as an MD5 hash in the database. MD5 can be brute-forced efficiently and should not be used for such purposes. Additionally, since no salt is used, rainbow tables can speed up the attack.

Glassfish Administrator Password Not Set

Severity Rating: Medium

Vector: Local Network Interface

CVE: CVE-2020-10537

CWE: 258

CVSS Score: 6.8



A Glassfish 4.1 server with default configuration is running on TCP port 4848. No password is required to access it with the administrator account.


2020-02-17 Issue found

2020-02-27 Asked vendor for security contact

2020-02-27 Vendor reply after just 3 hours, will setup encrypted communication channel

2020-02-28 Information sent to vendor

2020-03-10 Vendor acknoledges issues

2020-03-13 CVE IDs assigned

2020-04-01 Updated version and advisory released

About X41 D-SEC GmbH

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Author: Eric Sesterhenn
Date: April 01, 2020