PVote could allow an attacker to change the administrator password

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


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.


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-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


Apr 18, 2002

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