rootpw plugin in rPath Appliance Platform Agent cross-site request forgery
|rootpw-rpath-appliance-csrf (42393)||Medium Risk|
The rootpw plugin in rPath Appliance Platform Agent is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input when the rootpw plugin is enabled. By persuading an administrator with an active login session to the rPath Appliance Platform Agent to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed URL request to cause the victim to reset the passwords 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.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- rPath Wiki Web site: rPath Appliance Platform Agent.
- rPSA-2008-0148: rPath Security Advisory 2008-0148-1.
- CVE-2008-2140: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the rootpw plugin in rPath Appliance Platform Agent 2 and 3 allows remote attackers to reset the root password as the administrator via a crafted URL.
- OSVDB ID: 45217: rootpw Plugin for rPath Appliance Platform Agent Crafted URL Root Password Reset CSRF
- rPath Appliance Platform Agent 2
- rPath Appliance Platform Agent 3
Apr 25, 2008
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