A weakness has been reported in XOOPS, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions.
The weakness is caused due to missing permission checks within the "b_system_comments_show()" function in htdocs/modules/system/blocks/system_blocks.php. This can be exploited to read the comments of restricted modules.
The weakness is reported in versions prior to 2.0.18.
Solution: Update to version 2.0.18.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by InstantZero.
Original Advisory: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1808484&group_id=41586&atid=430840
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