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WB News Insecure Cookie Handling Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-04-21    Last Update:  2010-07-13    Views:  2,273

Secunia Advisory SA34822

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


ThE g0bL!N has discovered a vulnerability in WB News, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to improper access restrictions when accessing the administrative interface. This can be exploited to bypass the authentication mechanism and gain access to the administrative interface by setting the "WBNEWS" cookie.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.1.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Reportedly fixed in version 2.1.4.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
ThE g0bL!N

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/8492

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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