PT-2011-23: Database information disclosure in GLPI

(PT-2011-23) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Database information disclosure in GLPI

Vulnerable software

Version 0.80.1 and earlier

Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: Medium    
Impact: Database information disclosure
Access Vector: Network exploitable

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 6.5
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

GLPI is a powerful enterprise ready-to-use suite that allows you to "build your own system" on the fly. It includes a help desk, a knowledge base, a time manager and a reporting system supported by highly configurable and extensible Action & Information Management System.

Vulnerability description

Positive Research Center has discovered a database information disclosure vulnerability in GLPI.
The vulnerability can be exploited with a minimally privileged user account such as "post-only."
The vulnerable script is /ajax/autocompletion.php. An authorized user can send a special request to this script and get all usernames registered in the system along with their password hashes.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version
Update link

Advisory status

11.07.2011 - Vendor is notified
20.07.2011 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
21.07.2011 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
03.08.2011 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Yuri Goltsev, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research Center:

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is among the key players in the IT security market in Russia.

The principal activities of the company include the development of integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing IT security consulting services and technical support; development of the Securitylab leading Russian information security portal.

Among the clients of Positive Technologies, there are more than 40 state enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations,
20 telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT, service and retail companies from Russia, the CIS countries, the Baltic States, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA.

Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security field development.