[VIM] Why the censorship? (was re: Inquira: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Sun Aug 30 07:56:10 UTC 2009

Hi Neohapsis,

The mail to Full-disclosure on Mar 20, 2009 has been edited on the 
archives of Neohapsis:


Every occurrence of "Inquira" has been redacted. Since the original 
disclosure suggests the vendor was contacted, and chose not to reply, it 
is curious that their name would be removed from your archive.

Could you explain why, or at the very least share what I suspect was a C&D 
style letter demanding their name be removed?

I ask because other archives do not redact their name for whatever reason:


- security curmudgeon

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>
To: full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 01:34:28 -0700
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Inquira: Multiple Vulnerabilities


During a recent penetration test, we discovered and worked with
Inquira to close numerous web-based issues.  The vendor has not
replied back about a formal release of these issues, so I am posting
this notice here to inform customers to check for an update for their
products.  You can contact Inquira via the link below.


Additionally, it is also advised that customers change the default
passwords used by the affected software.  For instance, the default
Apache Tomcat administrator account details are listed below and
should probably be added to publicly listed default password databases
(phenoelit, etc).

Vendor: Inquira
Products: (multiple)
Username: inquira
Password: inquira123

Kristian Erik Hermansen

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