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PivotX password reset vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#175068

Original Release Date: 2011-02-18 | Last Revised: 2011-02-18


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

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected


Updated:  February 18, 2011



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



Thanks to "Hans F. Nordhaug" for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2011-1035
Severity Metric: 49.95
Date Public: 2011-02-18
Date First Published: 2011-02-18
Date Last Updated: 2011-02-18 23:24 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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