CVE-2020-13473: NCH Account-Clear Text Password Storage

Vulnerable Software: Express Account

Affected Version: 8.24 and prior

Vendor Homepage:

CVE: CVE-2020-13473

CVE Author: Tejas Nitin Pingulkar

Exploit Available: Yes

About Affected Software

Express Accounts is professional business accounting software, perfect for small businesses needing to document and report on incoming and outgoing cash flow, including sales, receipts, payments, and purchases.

Additional Information

Express Accounts has functionality that allows to access it over the web. While configuring web access function application asks for user details such as username, password, email, etc. Application stores this information in “C:\ProgramData\NCH Software\ExpressAccounts\WebAccounts”


A low-authenticated user can access files stored in cleartext format in C:\ProgramData\NCH Software\ExpressAccounts\WebAccounts and obtain username passwords.

Proof Of Concept

CVE-2020-13473: NCH Account-Clear Text Password Storage

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