MiniTwitter index.php security bypass

minitwitter-index-security-bypass (50283) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MiniTwitter could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper verification of user credentials by the index.php. By sending a direct request, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions to change user passwords on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.7
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of MiniTwitter (0.3 beta or later), available from SourgeForge.net. See References.

References:

  • SourceForge.net: MiniTwitter.
  • BID-34795: MiniTwitter Security Bypass and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-2574: index.php in MiniTwitter 0.2 beta allows remote authenticated users to modify certain options of arbitrary accounts via an opt action.
  • OSVDB ID: 56328: MiniTwitter index.php opt Action Arbitrary Account Modification

Platforms Affected:

  • BioScripts MiniTwitter 0.2 beta

Reported:

May 01, 2009

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