DataLife Engine 9.7 Session Fixation

Type packetstorm
Reporter Timur Yunusov
Modified 2013-02-05T00:00:00


(PT-2012-53) Positive Technologies Security Advisory   
Privilege Gaining in DataLife Engine  
---[ Vulnerable software ]  
DataLife Engine   
Version: 9.7 and earlier  
Application link:  
---[ Severity level ]  
Severity level: Medium   
Impact: Privilege gaining   
Access Vector: Remote   
CVSS v2:   
Base Score: 6.8   
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)  
CVE: not assigned  
---[ Software description ]  
DataLife Engine is a website management system.  
---[ Vulnerability description ]  
Positive Technologies experts have detected a session management vulnerability that allows attackers to conduct Session Fixation attack in DataLife Engine.  
Session cookies are not discarded that allows attackers to conduct the attack. The attacker with access to sub domain (or using Cross-Site Scripting) is able to set Cookie: PHPSESSID=123; in user's browser and as logged in to, the user can use 123 session that now has privileges of the authorized user.  
---[ How to fix ]  
Update your software up to the latest version.  
---[ Advisory status ]  
30.10.2012 - Vendor is notified   
30.10.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details   
19.01.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details   
04.02.2013 - Public disclosure  
---[ Credits ]  
The vulnerability has discovered by Timur Yunusov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)  
---[ References ]   
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:  
---[ About Positive Technologies ]  
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