PT-2012-20: Authorization Mechanism Bypassing in NetIQ eDirectory
(PT-2012-20) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Authorization Mechanism Bypassing in NetIQ eDirectory
Version: 220.127.116.11 and earlier; 18.104.22.168 and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Protection Mechanism Bypassing
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 6.4
The specialists of Positive Research, the Positive Technologies company research center, found a Authorization Mechanism Bypassing vulnerability in eDirectory.Cookie generation mechanism is not secure enough. An attacker may obtain administrator cookie via a specially crafted program.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
06.07.2012 - Vendor is notified
06.07.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
18.12.2012 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
01.02.2013 - Public disclosure
The vulnerabilities has discovered by Dmitry Serebryannikov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
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