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Secunia Security Advisory 46387

Secunia Security Advisory 46387
Posted Oct 16, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Vanilla Forums, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information and bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46387

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TITLE:
Vanilla Forums Security Bypass and Cookie Disclosure Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46387

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46387/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46387

RELEASE DATE:
2011-10-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46387/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46387/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46387

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Vanilla Forums, which can
be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information
and bypass certain security restrictions.

1) An error within the handling of cookies can be exploited to
disclose cookie information.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.0.17.9.

2) An error within the access control of the Facebook, Twitter, and
Embed plugins can be used to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.0.17.10.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.0.17.10.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/14397/vanilla-2.0.17-released

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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