Geeklog could allow an attacker to modify UID of authentication cookie to gain unauthorized access
|geeklog-modify-auth-cookie (7869)||Medium Risk|
Geeklog could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to arbitrary user accounts. If Geeklog is configured to issue a permanent cookie, an attacker with a valid account can modify the UID of their authentication cookie to that of another user to gain unauthorized access to that user's account.
Upgrade to the latest version of Geeklog (1.3.1 or later), available from the SourceForge Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Jan 10 2002 - 11:22:02 CST: Cookie modification allows unauthenticated user login in Geeklog 1.3.
- SourceForge.net: Geeklog.
- BID-3844: Geeklog Permanent Cookie Account Hijacking Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0097: Geeklog 1.3 allows remote attackers to hijack user accounts, including the administrator account, by modifying the UID of a user's permanent cookie to the target account.
- OSVDB ID: 2021: Geeklog Permanent Cookie Account Hijacking
- OSVDB ID: 4813: Geeklog Floating-Point Number Arbitrary Administrative Access
- Geeklog Geeklog 1.3
Jan 10, 2002
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