Vulnerability Note VU#757840

Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset fails to properly restrict password reset request to authorized users

Original Release date: 18 Dec 2015 | Last revised: 18 Dec 2015


Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset, version and earlier, fails to properly validate users, which enables an unauthenticated attacker to reset passwords for arbitrary accounts.


CWE-284: Improper Access Control - CVE-2015-8267

Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset contains a vulnerable method PasswordReset.Controllers.ResetController.ChangePasswordIndex() in PasswordReset.dll that fails to validate the requesting user. An attacker can reset passwords for arbitrary accounts by manipulating web application requests that call the vulnerable method.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker can reset passwords for arbitrary accounts where usernames are known or can be guessed.


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Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Dovestones SoftwareAffected19 Oct 201518 Dec 2015
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.9 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 1.5 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Adam Caudill for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2015-8267
  • Date Public: 18 Dec 2015
  • Date First Published: 18 Dec 2015
  • Date Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015
  • Document Revision: 10


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