The PivotX web content management system 2.2.3 and earlier is affected by a password reset vulnerability.
PivotX contains a vulnerability that allows an attacker to change the password of any account just by guessing the username. Version 2.2.4 has been reported to not be affected. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild and users should immediately upgrade to 2.2.5 or later. Mitigation steps for users that have been compromised have been posted to the PivotX Support Community.
An attacker can gain admin access to the PivotX content management system with a specially crafted URL. Admin access allows the possibility to upload files to the server as well.
Apply an Update
Upgrade to version 2.2.5 or later.
Thanks to "Hans F. Nordhaug" for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jared Allar.
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|2011-02-18 23:24 UTC