Reporter Tri Huynh
`Open Journal Blog Authenticaion Bypassing Vulnerability
PROGRAM: Open Journal
VULNERABLE VERSIONS: 2.5 and below
OpenJournal is a completely Web-based interface
(say bye-bye to FTP, manual archiving, etc.). Features
include: automated file creation; automated index
updating; editing of all files through a Web-based
interface; entries with or without titles and time posted;
automated archiving based on a weekly or monthly format.
All done through ordinary text files and no additional
perl modules needed to run it
By feeding special crafted data into the uid parameter of the URL, an
can by pass the authentication process and access directly
to the software's control panel.
The below example will let the hacker add a new user to the software
Open Journal's author (Dr John Grohol) is contacted.A patched version
(2.6) is ready for downloading on the website.
Discovered by Tri Huynh from SentryUnion
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