FreeBSD : joomla -- flaw in the reset token validation (8514b6e7-6f0f-11dd-b3db-001c2514716c)

2008-08-21T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_8514B6E76F0F11DDB3DB001C2514716C.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Joomla project reports :

A flaw in the reset token validation mechanism allows for non-validating tokens to be forged. This will allow an unauthenticated, unauthorized user to reset the password of the first enabled user (lowest id). Typically, this is an administrator user. Note, that changing the first users username may lessen the impact of this exploit (since the person who changed the password does not know the login associated with the new password). However, the only way to completely rectify the issue is to upgrade to 1.5.6 (or patch the /components/com_user/models/reset.php file).

                                        
                                            #
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(34018);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:41");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3681");

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : joomla -- flaw in the reset token validation (8514b6e7-6f0f-11dd-b3db-001c2514716c)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package in pkg_info output");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Joomla project reports :

A flaw in the reset token validation mechanism allows for
non-validating tokens to be forged. This will allow an
unauthenticated, unauthorized user to reset the password of the first
enabled user (lowest id). Typically, this is an administrator user.
Note, that changing the first users username may lessen the impact of
this exploit (since the person who changed the password does not know
the login associated with the new password). However, the only way to
completely rectify the issue is to upgrade to 1.5.6 (or patch the
/components/com_user/models/reset.php file)."
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/8514b6e7-6f0f-11dd-b3db-001c2514716c.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?794fa91d"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(264);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:joomla15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/08/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/08/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/08/21");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"FreeBSD Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/FreeBSD/release", "Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("freebsd_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "FreeBSD");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"joomla15<1.5.6")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:pkg_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");