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Secunia Security Advisory 16859

Secunia Security Advisory 16859
Posted Sep 21, 2005
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - OS2A has reported a vulnerability in Helpdesk software Hesk, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 16859

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TITLE:
Helpdesk software Hesk Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA16859

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16859/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
Security Bypass, Exposure of system information

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Helpdesk software Hesk 0.x
http://secunia.com/product/5634/

DESCRIPTION:
OS2A has reported a vulnerability in Helpdesk software Hesk, which
can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security
restrictions.

The problem is that it is possible to bypass the authentication
process and access the administration section by defining the
"PHPSESSID" parameter when accessing "admin.php" and
"admin_main.php".

It is also possible to disclose the full path to certain scripts via
specially crafted input passed in the "PHPSESSID" parameter.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.93 and prior.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 0.93.1.
http://www.phpjunkyard.com/download.php?script=hesk

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Rajesh Sethumadhavan, Rahul Mohandas, and Jayesh K.S, OS2A.

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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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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