PVote could allow an attacker to add or delete arbitrary polls

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


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.


Gain Access


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


Apr 18, 2002

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