Geeklog could allow an attacker to modify UID of authentication cookie to gain unauthorized access

geeklog-modify-auth-cookie (7869) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium 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.


Bypass Security


Upgrade to the latest version of Geeklog (1.3.1 or later), available from the SourceForge Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Geeklog Geeklog 1.3


Jan 10, 2002

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