Andreas Kurtz has discovered a vulnerability in Openfire, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "AuthCheck" filter when imposing access restrictions. This can be exploited to access administrative resources without authentication by using a specially crafted URL containing the "setup/setup-" string followed by directory traversal sequences.
NOTE: An SQL injection in the SIP plugin has also been reported.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.6.0a. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 3.6.1.
Provided and/or discovered by: Andreas Kurtz
Original Advisory: Andreas Kurtz:
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