2014-10-09 Flaw Discovered 2014-10-20 Vendor contacted 2014-10-21 Vendor response 2014-12-08 Vendor fix proposal 2014-12-08 Extension of embargo to 19.4.2015 2015-05-04 Extension of embargo until release of version 5.0 2015-05-18 Release of version 5.0 and public disclosure
The management frontend does not require the old password for changing the password to a new one. An authenticated attacker may perform password setting attacks via XSRF without knowing the current password. An attacker that stole a Session ID (cookie) is able to gain persistent access by changing the password.
A password change should require the old password to be provided.
When a user is changing their password, they are now required to enter their current password.