Vulnerability Note VU#553166

BlogEngine.net information disclosure vulnerability

Original Release date: 02 Jan 2014 | Last revised: 02 Jan 2014

Overview

BlogEngine.net 2.8.0.0 and earlier versions contain an information disclosure vulnerability which could allow an attacker to gain access to credentials.

Description

CWE-200: Information Exposure

BlogEngine.net 2.8.0.0 and earlier contain an information disclosure vulnerability which could allow an attacker to gain access to credential information. BlogEngine.net allows unauthenticated users to view system configuration files (sioc.axd) which contain username and hashed passwords of the BlogEngine.net site.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker could gain access to credential information on the BlogEngine.net system.

Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict access to the sioc.axd configuration file

Restrict access to the sioc.axd configuration file to trusted networks. If possible, configure management and transit networks for separate VLANs, or restrict access to the device using IP access lists.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
BlogEngineAffected-10 Dec 2013
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 5.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Temporal 3.8 E:U/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 1.1 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Ali Hussein of Help AG Middle East for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-6953
  • Date Public: 13 Dec 2013
  • Date First Published: 02 Jan 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 02 Jan 2014
  • Document Revision: 16

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