Improper Access Control in ArticleFR
|Vulnerable Versions:||11.06.2014 and probably prior|
|Advisory Publication:||June 11, 2014 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||June 11, 2014|
|Public Disclosure:||July 30, 2014|
|Vulnerability Type:||Improper Access Control [CWE-284]|
|CVSSv2 Base Score:||7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)|
|Solution Status:||Solution Available|
|Discovered and Provided:||High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab|
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in ArticleFR, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary UPDATE SQL statements, alter information stored in database and gain complete control over the web site.
2014-06-11 Vendor Alerted via emails and contact form.
2014-06-19 Vendor Alerted via emails and contact form.
2014-06-24 Vendor Alerted via contact form.
2014-06-26 Fix Requested via emails and contact forms.
2014-06-26 Issue created on GitHub.
2014-06-27 Vendor says that vulnerability is fixed.
2014-06-30 Requested version number with fixes.
2014-07-03 Vendor says that vulnerability will be fixed in upcoming version 3.0.x
2014-07-07 Fix Requested via emails and contact forms.
2014-07-16 Vulnerability still exist in the latest version 3.0.2. This information was brought to vendor.
2014-07-16 Vendor disagrees that vulnerability still exist.
2014-07-27 Vendor locked and limited conversation to collaborators on GitHub.
2014-07-29 Vulnerability still exist in the latest version 3.0.4.
2014-07-30 Public disclosure with self-written patch.
Currently we are not aware of any official solution for this vulnerability.
Unofficial patch was developed by High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab and is available here: https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB23219-patch.zip
| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23219 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB23219 - Improper Access Control in ArticleFR.|
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