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Drupal Shibboleth Authentication Module Privilege Escalation Security Issue

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Release Date:  2009-10-16    Last Update:  2010-01-05    Views:  3,314

Secunia Advisory SA37057

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in the Shibboleth authentication module for Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

An error exists in the handling of statically granted permissions for Shibboleth sessions. This can be exploited to perform certain actions with escalated privileges by logging-in using a browser that has not been closed by another user after logging-out.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 6.x-3.2 and 5.x-3.4.


Solution:
Shibboleth authentication 6.x:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Kristof Bajnok.

Original Advisory:
SA-CONTRIB-2009-070:
http://drupal.org/node/604488

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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