openfire -- multiple vulnerabilities

2008-11-07T00:00:00
ID 937ADF01-B64A-11DD-A55E-00163E000016
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2010-05-02T00:00:00

Description

Andreas Kurtz reports:

The jabber server Openfire (<= version 3.6.0a) contains several serious vulnerabilities. Depending on the particular runtime environment these issues can potentially even be used by an attacker to execute code on operating system level.

Authentication bypass - This vulnerability provides an attacker full access to all functions in the admin webinterface without providing any user credentials. The Tomcat filter which is responsible for authentication could be completely circumvented. SQL injection - It is possible to pass SQL statements to the backend database through a SQL injection vulnerability. Depending on the particular runtime environment and database permissions it is even possible to write files to disk and execute code on operating system level. Multiple Cross-Site Scripting - Permits arbitrary insertion of HTML- and JavaScript code in login.jsp. An attacker could also manipulate a parameter to specify a destination to which a user will be forwarded to after successful authentication.