Vanilla Forums version 2.1.a26 and possibly other versions is vulnerable to parameter manipulation via the "edit profile" page of authenticated users.
CWE-280: Improper Handling of Insufficient Permissions or Privileges
Vanilla Forums version 2.1.a26 and possibly other versions are vulnerable to parameter manipulation via the "edit profile" page of authenticated users. An attacker with the ability to man-in-the-middle the connection using a proxy can alter the "UserID" of the user they wish to change allowing them to alter any profile setting and even change the email address.
An authenticated attacker can alter any profile setting including changing the email address for any user on the forum.
Thanks to Phillip Gonzalez for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
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|2012-11-12 19:06 UTC