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phpwcms XSRF (CSRF)



XSRF (CSRF) in phpwcms
XSRF (CSRF) in phpwcms



Vulnerability ID: HTB22476
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xsrf_csrf_in_phpwcms.html 
Product: phpwcms 
Vendor: Oliver Georgi ( http://www.phpwcms.de/ ) 
Vulnerable Version: 1.4.5 and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 01 July 2010 
Vulnerability Type: CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery)
Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response
Risk level: Low 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/) 

Vulnerability Details:
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "phpwcms.php" 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:


action="http://host/phpwcms.php?do=admin&s=1" name="m" method="POST"> value="aaa@example.com">


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