[HACKATTACK Advisory 20081203]Pro Clan Manager 0.4.2 - Session Fixation

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-12-04T00:00:00


[HACKATTACK Advisory 20081203]Pro Clan Manager 0.4.2 - Session Fixation


Product: Pro Clan Manager CMS Security-Risk: moderated Remote-Exploit: yes Vendor-URL: http://www.proclanmanager.com/ Vendor-Status: informed Advisory-Status: not yet published


Discovered by: David Vieira-Kurz http://www.HACKATTACK.at || http://www.HACKATTACK.eu

Affected Products:

Pro Clan Manager 0.4.2 and prior

Original Advisory:

http://www.HACKATTACK.at || http://www.HACKATTACK.eu


Pro Clan Manager is a PHP-based Content Management System.

More Details

1. Cookie_Manipulation:

The cookie variable "PHPSESSID" parameter can be set to a malicious and arbitrary value.

1.1 Description: In a session fixation attack, the attacker fixes the user's session ID before the user even logs into the target server. After a user's session ID has been fixed, the attacker will wait for them to login. Once the user does so, the attacker uses the predefined session ID value to assume their online identity.


  1. Do not accept session identifiers from GET / POST variables. 2.Regenerate SID on each request.
  2. Accept only server generated SID: One way to improve security is to not accept session identifiers not generated by server.

if ( ! isset( $_SESSION['SERVER_GENERATED_SID'] ) ) { session_destroy(); // destroy all data in session } session_regenerate_id(); // generate a new session identifier $_SESSION['SERVER_GENERATED_SID'] = true;


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