CMS Made Simple images.php cross-site request forgery

cmsmadesimple-images-csrf (79881) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CMS Made Simple is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the images.php script. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request to delete arbitrary files and folders. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


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Upgrade to the latest version of CMS Made Simple ( or later), available from the CMS Made Simple Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:48:22 +0100 (CET): Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in CMS Made Simple.
  • CMS Made Simple Web Site: Open Source Content Management System - Open Source CMS - CMS PHP - CMS Made Simple.
  • Packet Storm Web site: CMS Made Simple 1.11.2 Cross Site Request Forgery.
  • CVE-2012-5450: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in lib/filemanager/imagemanager/images.php in CMS Made Simple (CMSMS) 1.11.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that delete arbitrary files via the deld parameter.
  • CVE-2012-6064: Directory traversal vulnerability in lib/filemanager/imagemanager/images.php in CMS Made Simple (CMSMS) before allows remote authenticated administrators to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the deld parameter. NOTE: this can be leveraged using CSRF (CVE-2012-5450) to allow remote attackers to delete arbitrary files.
  • SA51185: CMS Made Simple Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • CMS Made Simple CMS Made Simple 1.11.2


Nov 07, 2012

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