PHPFreeNews Default Admin Account Password

2005-07-29T07:58:16
ID OSVDB:18456
Type osvdb
Reporter rgod(retrogod@aliceposta.it)
Modified 2005-07-29T07:58:16

Description

Vulnerability Description

By default, PHPFreeNews installs with a default password. The 'Admin' account has a password of 'Admin' which is publicly known and documented. This allows attackers to trivially access the program or system.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 1.40 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

By default, PHPFreeNews installs with a default password. The 'Admin' account has a password of 'Admin' which is publicly known and documented. This allows attackers to trivially access the program or system.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.phpfreenews.co.uk/ Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://www.phpfreenews.co.uk/News/SinglePosting.php?ArticleID=22 Security Tracker: 1014601 Secunia Advisory ID:16312 Related OSVDB ID: 18453 Related OSVDB ID: 18451 Related OSVDB ID: 18455 Related OSVDB ID: 18452 Related OSVDB ID: 18454 Related OSVDB ID: 18457 Other Advisory URL: http://rgod.altervista.org/phpfreenews.html