menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-09-24T00:00:00


menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102



When configuring a web application to use only ssl (e. g. by forwarding all http-requests to https), a user would expect that sniffing and hijacking the session is impossible.

Though, for this to be secure, one needs to set the session cookie to have the secure flag. Else the cookie will be transferred through http if the victim's browser does a single http-request on the same domain.

The mantis bugtracker does not set that flag. The mantis team has fixed this issue, but not released a new version yet.

Disclosure Timeline

2008-08-12: Vendor contacted 2008-08-13 Vendor committed fix to trunk 2008-09-23 Published advisory

Credits and copyright

This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of webhosting. It's licensed under the creative commons attribution license.

Hanno Boeck,

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