Vanilla Forums parameter security bypass

vanilla-forums-parameter-sec-bypass (80000) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Vanilla Forums could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of insufficient permissions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques and the "edit profile" page of authenticated users to modify the profile setting and address of another user.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Vanilla Forums (2.1a32 or later), available from the Vanilla Forums Web site. See References.

References:

  • Vanilla Forums Web site: Vanilla Forums version 2.1.a26 contains a parameter manipulation vulnerability.
  • BID-56483: Vanilla Forums CVE-2012-4954 Parameter Manipulation Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-4954: The edit-profile page in Vanilla Forums before 2.1a32 allows remote authenticated users to modify arbitrary profile settings by replacing the UserID value during a man-in-the-middle attack, related to a parameter manipulation issue.
  • US-CERT VU#611988: Vanilla Forums version 2.1.a26 contains a parameter manipulation vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Vanilla Forums Vanilla Forums 2.1.a26

Reported:

Nov 12, 2012

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