Open Web Analytics up to 1.5.5 CSRF Protection owa_user_id cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Open Web Analytics up to 1.5.5. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component CSRF Protection. The manipulation of the argument owa_user_id as part of a User Name leads to a cross site request forgery vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-352. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. An attacker might be able force legitimate users to initiate unwanted actions within the web application.

The bug was discovered 02/13/2014. The weakness was presented 03/20/2018 by Dana James Traversie with Dell SecureWorks (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-1457 since 01/14/2014. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74189 (Open Web Analytics < 1.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 1.5.6 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91125) and Tenable (74189). See 66479 for similar entry.



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 6.2
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Class: Cross site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 74189
Nessus Name: Open Web Analytics < 1.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Open Web Analytics 1.5.6


01/14/2014 🔍
02/01/2014 +18 days 🔍
02/13/2014 +12 days 🔍
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05/27/2014 +103 days 🔍
03/20/2018 +1393 days 🔍
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03/21/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/05/2021 +1052 days 🔍


Researcher: Dana James Traversie
Organization: Dell SecureWorks
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-1457 (🔍)
X-Force: 91125
SecurityFocus: 65573 - Open Web Analytics CVE-2014-1457 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
OSVDB: 103318 - CVE-2014-1457 - Openwebanalytics - Open Web Analytics - Medium

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Created: 03/21/2018 07:34 AM
Updated: 02/05/2021 02:16 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore source_xforce
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