PHPKIT include.php cross-site request forgery

phpkit-include-csrf (40033) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

PHPKIT is vulnerable to a cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the include.php script. By persuading a victim with administrative privileges to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request to cause the victim to modify the password and possibly perform other arbitrary administrative tasks. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning and other malicious activities.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 29 2008 - 10:14:34 CST : PHPKIT 1.6.4 PL1 2 XSRF Vulnerabilities.
  • PHPKIT Web site: PHPKIT Web Content Management System.
  • CVE-2008-7193: PHPKIT 1.6.4 PL1 includes the session ID in the URL, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks by reading the PHPKITSID parameter from the HTTP Referer and using it in a request to (1) modify the user profile via upload_files/include.php or (2) create a new administrator via upload_files/pk/include.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 50998: PHPKIT upload_files/include.php Multiple Action CSRF

Platforms Affected:

  • PHPKIT PHPKIT 1.6.4 pl1

Reported:

Jan 29, 2008

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