DNSTools could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication by manipulating authentication variables

dnstools-auth-bypass (8948) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

DNSTools could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication and modify DNS entries. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the dnstools.php script containing manipulated values for the user_logged_in and user_dnstools_administrator to gain administrator access to DNSTools. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prepare for future attacks against the affected network.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of DNSTools (2.0 beta 5 or later), available from the DNSTools Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • DNSTools Software DNSTools 2.0b2 and prior

Reported:

Apr 28, 2002

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