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Reamday Enterprises Magic News Password Change Bypass

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Release Date:  2006-01-25    Views:  8,029

Secunia Advisory SA18601

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


cijfer has discovered a vulnerability in Reamday Enterprises Magic News, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

Input passed to the "admin_password" parameter in "settings.php" isn't properly verified before being used to do a password comparison. This can be exploited to change the administrator's password by setting the "new_passwd" and "confirm_passwd" parameters to the new password.

Successful exploitation allows access to the administration section, but requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in Magic News Lite 1.2.3 and has also been reported in Magic News Plus 1.0.3 and prior. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict direct web access to the "settings.php" script (e.g. with .htaccess).

Provided and/or discovered by:
cijfer

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