Foswiki Manage.pm privilege escalation

foswiki-manage-priv-escalation (63253) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Foswiki could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper restrictions on the Manage.pm module when handling topic preference settings. By modifying the Main.AdminGroup settings, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Foswiki (1.1.2 or later), available from the Foswiki Web site. See References.

References:

  • Foswiki Web site: SecurityAlertCVE20104215.
  • BID-44858: Foswiki Topic Settings Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4215: UI/Manage.pm in Foswiki 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges by modifying the GROUP and ALLOWTOPICCHANGE preferences in the topic preferences for Main.AdminGroup.
  • OSVDB ID: 69300: Foswiki UI/Manage.pm Main.AdminGroup Top Preferences Remote Privilege Escalation
  • SA42275: Foswiki Topic Settings Privilege Escalation Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Foswiki Foswiki 1.1.0
  • Foswiki Foswiki 1.1.1

Reported:

Nov 13, 2010

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