ActiveKB admin security bypass

activekb-admin-security-bypass (42427) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

ActiveKB could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper checking of authentication credentials which creates an insecure cookie. By setting the cookie to "true", a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized administrative access to the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Interspire Web site: Knowledge Base Software, Knowledge Management Software and Enterprise-Grade Wiki Software.
  • BID-29226: ActiveKB 'auth' Cookie Parameter Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2338: Interspire ActiveKB 1.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to gain privileges by setting the auth cookie to true when accessing unspecified scripts in /admin.
  • OSVDB ID: 45266: Interspire ActiveKB Admin Interface Crafted Cookie Authentication Bypass
  • SA30265: Interspire ActiveKB Admin Interface Cookie Security Bypass
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020035: Interspire ActiveKB Authentication Cookie Lets Remote Users Gain Administrative Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Interspire ActiveKB 1.5 and prior

Reported:

May 14, 2008

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