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Foswiki Topic Settings Privilege Escalation Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-11-15    Views:  2,030

Secunia Advisory SA42275

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in Foswiki, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to insufficient access restrictions in core/lib/Foswiki/UI/Manage.pm module when handling topic preference settings and can be exploited to gain administrative privileges by changing the "Main.AdminGroup" topic settings.

The security issue is reported in version 1.1.0 and 1.1.1.


Solution:
Update to version 1.1.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported to the vendor by a user.

Original Advisory:
http://foswiki.org/Support/SecurityAlertCVE20104215

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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