TITLE: Mambo Global Variables Security Bypass Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA14124
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/14124/
CRITICAL: Moderately critical
IMPACT: Security Bypass
WHERE: >From remote
SOFTWARE: Mambo 4.x http://secunia.com/product/872/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Mambo, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
The problem is that global variables are not properly protected. This can be exploited to gain administrative privileges and access the database.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 4.5.1 and prior.
SOLUTION: Apply patch for version 4.5 and 4.5.1. http://www.mamboportal.com/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,46/
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://www.mamboportal.com/content/view/2008/2/
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