Layton Helpbox 4.4.0 Authorization Bypass

Type packetstorm
Reporter Joseph Sheridan
Modified 2012-10-26T00:00:00


                                            `Layton Helpbox 4.4.0 Authorisation Bypass Vulnerability by Joseph Sheridan  
Layton Technologies Helpbox product version 4.4.0 is vulnerable to an authorisation bypass vulnerability.  
CVE number: CVE-2012-4975  
Impact: Medium  
Vendor homepage:  
Vendor notified: 10/09/2012  
Vendor response: This product has been replaced by 'ServiceDesk' but fixes may be available with valid support contracts.  
Credit: Joseph Sheridan of ReactionIS  
Affected Products  
Helpbox 4.4.0  
It is possible to access other users' support tickets simply by changing the 'sys_request_id' parameter to an arbitrary value on the editrequestuser.asp page.  
An attacker can login as any user he/she wishes and make arbitrary changes to the application data.  
Layton advise upgrading to their newer 'ServiceDesk' product. However, if you have an active support contract, Layton may be able to provide fixes for you.  
About ReactionIS  
Reaction Information Security is a leading independent pen test consultancy specialising in delivering the highest quality security testing services including network pen testing and web application security testing. As a CESG CHECK Service Provider we are authorised to carry out penetration testing on classified government networks.