CuteNews index.php cross-site request forgery
|cutenews-index-csrf (54240)||Medium Risk|
CuteNews is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user supplied input by the index.php script. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request to create a new admin user. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.
Upgrade to the latest version of UTF-8 CuteNews (8b or later), available from the UTF-8 CuteNews Web site. See References.
- MORNINGSTAR-2009-02: Multiple security issues in Cute News and UTF-8 Cute News.
- Packetstorm Security Website: Cute News 1.4.7 Cross Site Request Forgery.
- UTF-8 CuteNews Web site: UTF-8 CuteNews.
- BID-36971: CuteNews and UTF-8 CuteNews Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-4173: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6 and UTF-8 CuteNews before 8b allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that create new users, including a new administrator, via an adduser action in the editusers module in index.php.
- OSVDB ID: 60636: CuteNews index.php New User Creation CSRF
- CutePHP Cute News 1.4.7
- CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.6
- UTF-8 CuteNews UTF-8 CuteNews
Nov 11, 2009
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