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Mambo Site Server Cookie Validation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of Mambo's flaw

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote installation of Mambo Site Server improperly validates the
cookies that are sent back by the user. As a result, a user may
impersonate the administrator by using the MD5 value of a received
cookie and thereby gain administrative control of the affected
application.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-02/0302.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Mambo 4.0.12 RC3 or newer.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 6926

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Renaud Deraison

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