YABB invalid messages allow attacker to obtain username and password

yabb-invalidmessage-obtain-information (15236) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

YaBB (Yet Another Bulletin Board) could allow a remote attacker to determine valid usernames and passwords on the system. YABB displays different messages for valid and invalid usernames. The system will either return a message stating that the username is incorrect or the password is incorrect. A remote attacker could determine a valid username and password by using brute force methods to gain unauthorized access to the system.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • YaBB YaBB 1 SP1.3.1

Reported:

Feb 17, 2004

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