Vulnerability Note VU#987632
NewsDaemon does not adequately filter user input to $user_username
NewsDaemon prior to version 0.21b contains a vulnerability allowing remote attackers to gain administrative access to the web site.
NewsDaemon is a PHP-based tool used to allow readers to submit and comments on news items and stories over the web. It also allows for administration of the web site using HTTP. Versions of NewsDaemon prior to 0.21b allows readers of the web site to submit a malicious HTTP request allowing them to gain administrative access to the web site.
Remote intruders can gain administrative access to the web site.
Update to NewsDaemon version 0.21b or later. If you use PHP3, or cannot set register_globals offin PHP4, you must change NewsDaemon (including 0.21b) as described in the original description of this problem by Forrest J. Cavalier III.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|DaemonNews||Affected||-||05 May 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Our thanks to Forrest J. Cavalier III who originally posted this information to BugTraq.
This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan
- CVE IDs: CAN-2001-0234
- Date Public: 26 Jan 2001
- Date First Published: 05 May 2001
- Date Last Updated: 25 Jun 2001
- Severity Metric: 3.19
- Document Revision: 10
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