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dotProject Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-06-12    Last Update:  2009-04-28    Views:  7,114

Secunia Advisory SA30470

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Jonathan Parish has reported a vulnerability in dotProject, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application not properly restricting access to certain administrative pages and can be exploited to gain administrative access by posting a specially crafted HTTP request to certain administrative pages.

Successful exploitation requires a valid user account, e.g. on the LDAP directory.

The vulnerability is reported in version 2.1.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Reportedly fixed in the nightly builds.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Jonathan Parish

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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