AContent password field parameter security bypass

acontent-pwd-field-security-bypass (79461) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

AContent could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by missing authentication checks in the index_inline_editor_submit.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the password field parameter to bypass security restrictions to modify user's passwords and gain unauthorized administrative access to the vulnerable application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the AContent Web site. See References.

References:

  • AContent Web Site: AContent.
  • HTB23117: Multiple vulnerabilities in AContent.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [10-22-2012]: ATutor 1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Packetstorm Security Website: ATutor AContent 1.2 XSS / Authentication / SQL Injection.
  • BID-56100: AContent Multiple Remote Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-5168: ATutor AContent before 1.2-1 allows remote attackers to modify arbitrary user passwords or category names via a direct request to (1) user/index_inline_editor_submit.php or (2) course_category/index_inline_editor_submit.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 86428: AContent Multiple Script Authentication Weakness Multiple Functionality Manipulation
  • SA51014: AContent Security Bypass and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • SA51034: AContent Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • ATutor AContent 1.2

Reported:

Oct 17, 2012

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