RantX admin.php authentication bypass

rantx-admin-auth-bypass (42464) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

RantX could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication restrictions, caused by an error in the admin.php script. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted cookie to gain administrative access to the application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.8
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Victor Loh Web site: Rantx.
  • BID-29243: Rantx 'admin.php' Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2297: The admin.php file in Rantx allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and gain privileges by setting the logininfo cookie to <?php or ?>, which is present in the password file and probably passes an insufficient comparison.
  • OSVDB ID: 45233: Rantx Admin.php Crafted logininfo Cookie Authentication Bypass
  • SA30279: Rantx "logininfo" Security Bypass Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • RantX RantX 1.0

Reported:

May 15, 2008

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