IBM Domino 8.5.0/ Web Application webadmin.nsf cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM Domino 8.5.0/ (Groupware Software). This affects an unknown function of the file webadmin.nsf of the component Web Application. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-352. The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in webadmin.nsf in Domino Web Administrator in IBM Domino 8.5 and 9.0 allows remote authenticated users to hijack the authentication of unspecified victims via unknown vectors.

The weakness was shared 11/05/2013 by Alexander Klink with n.runs AG as ZeroShell kerbynet.cgi directory traversal as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-4050 since 06/07/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. Technical details and a exploit are known.

It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 71177 (IBM Domino Web Administrator Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

Upgrading to version ZeroShell 2.0 RC3 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be establishing an alternative product. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

Upgrade to the latest version of ZeroShell (2.0RC3 or later), available from the ZeroShell Web site.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (86433) and Tenable (71177).







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Class: Cross-site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352 / CWE-862 / CWE-863

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 71177
Nessus Name: IBM Domino Web Administrator Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Domino ZeroShell 2.0 RC3


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Advisory: ZeroShell kerbynet.cgi directory traversal
Researcher: Alexander Klink
Organization: n.runs AG
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-4050 (🔍)
X-Force: 86433 - ZeroShell kerbynet.cgi directory traversal, Medium Risk
Vulnerability Center: 42370 - Domino Web Administrator 8.5.* and 9.0.* Remote Authenticated Cross-Site Request Forgery, Low
SecurityFocus: 61771
Secunia: 55541 - IBM Domino Web Administrator Cross-Site Scripting and Request Forgery Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
OSVDB: 99511

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Created: 11/14/2013 08:47 AM
Updated: 06/01/2021 08:50 PM
Changes: 11/14/2013 08:47 AM (55), 05/15/2017 12:00 PM (28), 06/01/2021 08:50 PM (3)
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