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OpenCA allows Cross site request forgery (XSRF)

Vulnerability Note VU#264385

Original Release Date: 2008-02-22 | Last Revised: 2008-02-25

Overview

OpenCA contains a cross site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability that may allow an attacker to leverage an administrator's creditials to exectue activities on the Certification Authority.

Description

The OpenCA PKI Development Project is an open source out-of-the-box Certification Authority (CA). OpenCA includes various web forms for executing requests and other activities on the CA such as digital certificate issuance. A cross site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability exists in the way OpenCA processes requests executed via various forms. By manipulating an administrator who is authenticated to the CA via a session cookie to follow a tag that contains CA commands, an attacker may be able to successfully execute the commands on the CA.

Impact

An authenticated user can be manipulated into executing activities on the CA - such as digital certificate issuance - without knowledge or consent.

Solution

This vulnerability has been addressed in Security Advisory AKLINK-SA-2008-001.

Vendor Information

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Open CA

Updated:  February 15, 2008

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

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

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

This vulnerability has been addressed in Security Advisory AKLINK-SA-2008-001.

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CVSS Metrics

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Alexander Klink of Cynops GmbH

This document was written by Joseph W. Pruszynski.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0556
Severity Metric: 2.39
Date Public: 2008-02-13
Date First Published: 2008-02-22
Date Last Updated: 2008-02-25 15:33 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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