Openfire no password changes security bypass

openfire-nopassword-security-bypass (50291) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Openfire could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of the "no password changes" setting. By sending the jabber:iq:auth "passwd_change" request to the server, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions to modify the passwords.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Openfire (3.6.5 or later), available from the ignite realtime Web site. See References.

References:

  • ignite realtime Web site: Openfire .
  • Openfire Trac Issue JM-1532: Openfire does not honor option to stop password changes.
  • BID-34804: Openfire jabber:iq:auth 'passwd_change' Remote Password Change Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1596: Ignite Realtime Openfire before 3.6.5 does not properly implement the register.password (aka canChangePassword) console configuration setting, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended policy and change their own passwords via a passwd_change IQ packet.
  • OSVDB ID: 54189: Openfire IQAuthHandler.java jabber:iq:auth Crafted passwd_change Request Arbitrary Password Manipulation
  • OSVDB ID: 57568: Openfire Crafted passwd_change IQ Packet register.password (canChangePassword) Config Setting Bypass
  • SA34984: Openfire No Password Changes Security Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 2.6.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 2.6.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 2.6.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.0.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.0.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.1.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.1.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.2.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.2.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.2.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.2.3
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.2.4
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.3.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.3.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.3.3
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.3
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.4
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.4.5
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.5.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.5.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.5.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.0
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.0a
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.1
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.2
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.3
  • Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.6.4

Reported:

May 01, 2009

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