OpenJournal uid could allow an attacker administrative access

openjournal-uid-admin-access (15069) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

OpenJournal could allow a remote attacker to gain administrative access to the program. By sending a specially-crafted URL request containing embedded script code in the uid variable, a remote attacker could bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the control panel of the program, which could allow the attacker to modify data in the backend database.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of OpenJournal (2.6 or later), available from the Grohol Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • John M. Grohol OpenJournal prior to 2.06

Reported:

Feb 06, 2004

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