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chameleon cms - Session fixation Issue



chameleon cms - Session fixation Issue
chameleon cms - Session fixation Issue



[MajorSecurity Advisory #50]chameleon cms - Session fixation Issue

Details
======Product: chameleon cms
Affected version: 3.0 and prior
Remote-Exploit: yes
Vendor-URL: http://www.chameleon-cms.com 
Vendor-Status: informed
Advisory-Status: published

Credits
===========Discovered by: David Vieira-Kurz
http://www.majorsecurity.de 

Original Advisory:
===========http://www.majorsecurity.de/index_2.php?major_rls=major_rls50 

Introduction
==========="chameleon CMS is an Enterprise Content Management System" 

More Details
===========1. Session fixation:
The "PHPSESSID" parameter can be set to a malicious and arbitrary value.

1.1 Description:
In a session fixation attack, the attacker fixes the user's session ID before the user even logs into the target server.
After a user's session ID has been fixed, the attacker will wait for them to login.
Once the user does so, the attacker uses the predefined session ID value to assume their online identity.

Workaround:
===========1. Do not accept session identifiers from GET / POST variables.

2.Regenerate SID on each request.

3. Accept only server generated SID:
One way to improve security is to not accept session identifiers not generated by server.

if ( ! isset( $_SESSION['SERVER_GENERATED_SID'] ) ) {
session_destroy(); // destroy all data in session
}
session_regenerate_id(); // generate a new session identifier
$_SESSION['SERVER_GENERATED_SID'] = true;


History/Timeline
===============28.05.2007 discovery of the vulnerability
30.05.2007 contacted the vendor
30.05.2007 working patch sent to the vendor
01.06.2007 advisory is written
01.06.2007 advisory released

MajorSecurity
======MajorSecurity is a non-profit German penetration testing and security research project
which consists of only one person at the present time.
http://www.majorsecurity.de/ 


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