PVote could allow an attacker to add or delete arbitrary polls

pvote-add-delete-polls (8877) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

PVote could allow a remote attacker to add or delete arbitrary polls. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the add.php or del.php script to bypass user restrictions and add or delete arbitrary polls.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PVote (1.9 or later), available from the PVote Web page. See References.

References:

  • PVote Web site: PVote Online Voting System (PHP & MySQL).
  • Telhack Security Advisory - #1: Multiple vulnerabilities in PVote 1.5.
  • BID-4540: PVote Poll Content Manipulation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0588: PVote before 1.9 does not authenticate users for restricted operations, which allows remote attackers to add or delete polls by modifying parameters to (1) add.php or (2) del.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 14423: PVote add.php No Authentication Arbitrary Poll Manipulation
  • OSVDB ID: 14424: PVote del.php No Authentication Arbitrary Poll Manipulation

Platforms Affected:

  • Steve Korbett PVote prior to 1.9

Reported:

Apr 18, 2002

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