Vulnerability Note VU#175068

PivotX password reset vulnerability

Original Release date: 18 Feb 2011 | Last revised: 18 Feb 2011


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.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
PivotXAffected-18 Feb 2011
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Thanks to "Hans F. Nordhaug" for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2011-1035
  • Date Public: 18 Feb 2011
  • Date First Published: 18 Feb 2011
  • Date Last Updated: 18 Feb 2011
  • Severity Metric: 49.95
  • Document Revision: 11


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