Gallery PostNuke user.php global $name variable security bypass

gallery-Postnuke-security-bypass (21771) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Gallery could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions caused by improper use of the global $name variable in determining the gallery name in the classes/postnuke0.7.1/User.php script. A remote attacker, with PostNuke administrative privileges, could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to other user's albums.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Gallery (1.5.1-RC2 or later), available from the Gallery Project Page Web site. See References.

References:

  • Gallery Project Page Web site: Welcome to the Gallery Project Page.
  • Gallery Web site: Gallery Forum Index.
  • BID-14547: Gallery PostNuke Integration Access Validation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2005-2596: User.php in Gallery, as used in Postnuke, allows users with any Admin privileges to gain access to all galleries.
  • DSA-879: gallery -- programming error
  • OSVDB ID: 18684: Gallery with PostNuke Integration Access Validation Privilege Escalation
  • SA16389: Gallery PostNuke Integration Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gallery Gallery prior to 1.5.1 RC2

Reported:

Aug 11, 2005

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