phpCOIN email address information disclosure

phpcoin-emailaddress-information-disclosure (26499) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


phpCOIN could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. phpCOIN does not verify that a new email address is unique in the system. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by adding a contact or changing an email address to a known email address to view messages that belong to that user.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the current CVS for phpCOIN available from the phpCOIN Web site. See References.


  • phpCOIN Forums 2006-05-11: Information Disclosure Issue.
  • phpCOIN Web site: Welcome to phpCOIN.
  • BID-17959: phpCOIN Email Address Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2422: phpCOIN 1.2.3 and earlier stores messages based upon e-mail addresses, which allows remote authenticated users to read messages for other users by adding the sender's e-mail address as an additional contact.
  • OSVDB ID: 25495: phpCOIN E-Mail Address Arbitrary Message Disclosure
  • SA20088: phpCOIN E-Mail Address Disclosure of Arbitrary Messages

Platforms Affected:

  • phpCOIN phpCOIN


May 11, 2006

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