CuteNews articles security bypass

cutenews-articles-security-bypass (54236) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

CuteNews could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper access controls on submitted articles. By sending a direct request to the id parameter, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access restricted content and possibly launch further attacks against 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: 3
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of UTF-8 CuteNews (8b or later), available from the UTF-8 CuteNews Web site. See References.

References:

  • MORNINGSTAR-2009-02: Multiple security issues in Cute News and UTF-8 Cute News.
  • UTF-8 CuteNews Web site: UTF-8 CuteNews.
  • BID-36971: CuteNews and UTF-8 CuteNews Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-4174: The editnews module in CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6 and UTF-8 CuteNews before 8b, when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, allows remote authenticated users with Journalist or Editor access to bypass administrative moderation and edit previously submitted articles via a modified id parameter in a doeditnews action.
  • OSVDB ID: 60779: CuteNews editnews Module doeditnews Action Admin Moderation Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6
  • UTF-8 CuteNews UTF-8 CuteNews

Reported:

Nov 11, 2009

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