PVote could allow an attacker to change the administrator password

pvote-change-admin-password (8878) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

PVote could allow a remote attacker to change the administrator's password. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the ch_info.php script to bypass user restrictions and change the administrator's password to any value.


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-4541: PVote Unauthorized Administrative Password Change Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0589: PVote before 1.9 allows remote attackers to change the administrative password and gain privileges by directly calling ch_info.php with the newpass and confirm parameters both set to the new password.
  • OSVDB ID: 14425: PVote ch_info.php Unauthenticated Admin Password Modification

Platforms Affected:

  • Steve Korbett PVote prior to 1.9

Reported:

Apr 18, 2002

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