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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CitrusDB Remote Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of CitrusDB

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running CitrusDB, an open source customer database
application written in PHP.


This version of CitrusDB is vulnerable to an Authentication bypass
vulnerability in the way it handles cookies based authentication.

A possible hacker, to exploit this flaw, needs to know a valid username.
By default CitrusDB comes with admin user. A possible hacker will just need
to send a MD5 hash of username + 'boogaadeeboo' as cookie to be
authenticated as administrator.

Solution : Upgrade to a newer version when available
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12560, 12557

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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