2009-3298 | Mahara access control (BID-36893 / SA37217)

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A vulnerability has been found in Mahara (Content Management System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 10/30/2009 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vupen.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-3298 since 09/22/2009. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44789 (Debian DSA-1924-1 : mahara – several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 1.0.11 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-24948) and Tenable (44789). See 50684 for similar entry.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 44789
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1924-1 : mahara – several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 66204
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1924-1 (mahara)
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Upgrade: Mahara 1.0.11

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08/25/2021 +2352 days 🔍Advisory: vupen.com
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CVE: CVE-2009-3298 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 24948 – Mahara Prior to 1.0.13 and 1.1.7 Administrator Password Reset Vulnerability via Unknown Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36893 – Mahara Admin Password Reset Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 37217 – Mahara Privilege Escalation and Cross-Site Scripting, Less Critical
OSVDB: 59584 – Mahara Site Admin Password Reset Remote Privilege Escalation
Vupen: ADV-2009-3101

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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/25/2021 04:42
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