PT-2012-53: Privilege Gaining in DataLife Engine

(PT-2012-53) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Privilege Gaining in DataLife Engine

Vulnerable software

DataLife Engine 
Version: 9.7 and earlier

Application link: 
http://dle-news.ru/

Severity level

Severity level: Medium 
Impact: Privilege gaining 
Access Vector: Remote 

CVSS v2: 
Base Score: 6.8 
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

DataLife Engine is a website management system.

Vulnerability description

Positive Technologies experts have detected a session management vulnerability  that allows attackers to conduct Session Fixation attack in DataLife Engine.
 Session cookies are not discarded that allows attackers to conduct the attack. The attacker with access to evil.host.ru sub domain (or using Cross-Site Scripting) is able to set  Cookie: PHPSESSID=123; domain=.host.ru in user's browser and as logged in to dle.host.ru, the user can use 123 session that now has privileges of the authorized user.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version.

Advisory status

30.10.2012 - Vendor is notified
30.10.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
19.01.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
04.02.2013 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerability has discovered by Timur Yunusov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2012-53
http://dle-news.ru/bags/v97/1549-patchi-bezopasnosti-dlya-versii-97.html

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

http://ptsecurity.com/research/advisory/
http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks.  Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+

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