DCForum CGI could allow a remote attacker to recover user passwords

dcforum-cgi-recover-passwords (8044) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

DCForum could allow a remote attacker to obtain other user's passwords, caused by a vulnerability in the retrieve_password.pl script. A remote attacker could request a new password for another user's account, which would be the first 6 characters of the user's session ID, and then log onto DCForum as another user.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in DCForum Security Bulletin - Topic #3. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • DCScripts DCForum 2000 1.0

Reported:

Jan 31, 2002

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