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tlNews "tlNews_login" Cookie Security Bypass

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Release Date:  2008-10-27    Last Update:  2008-11-03    Views:  3,934

Secunia Advisory SA32405

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


X0r has discovered a vulnerability in tlNews, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application allowing access to the admin interface by checking if a certain cookie exists. This can be exploited to gain administrative access to the application by creating the cookie "tlNews_login" and assigning it the value "admin".

This vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Ensure that proper access restrictions are implemented.

Provided and/or discovered by:
X0r

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/6836

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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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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