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MoinMoin Administrative Group Name Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-06-10    Views:  12,138

Secunia Advisory SA11807

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Michael Castleman has discovered a vulnerability in MoinMoin, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.

The problem is that a user can gain the same privileges as an administrative group by creating a user with the same name.

The vulnerability has been reported in versions 1.1, 1.2, and 1.2.1.


Solution:
Update to version 1.2.2.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Michael Castleman

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=948103&group_id=8482&atid=108482

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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