Geeklog 1.3 Session ID Cookie UID privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Geeklog 1.3 (Blog Software). Affected is an unknown code of the component Session ID Cookie Handler. The manipulation of the argument UID with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Geeklog 1.3 allows remote attackers to hijack user accounts, including the administrator account, by modifying the UID of a user s permanent cookie to the target account.

The weakness was shared 03/25/2002 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2002-0097. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11670 (Geeklog <= 1.3.7sr1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SQLi, XSS, Priv Esc)), 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.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (7869), Vulnerability Center (SBV-2103) and Tenable (11670). The entries 17993, 18898 and 21270 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 11670
Nessus Name: Geeklog <= 1.3.7sr1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SQLi, XSS, Priv Esc)
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01/10/2002 🔍
03/25/2002 +74 days 🔍
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01/01/2003 +282 days 🔍
05/29/2003 +148 days 🔍
09/11/2003 +105 days 🔍
07/11/2014 +3956 days 🔍
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Advisory: [404 Not Found]
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CVE: CVE-2002-0097 (🔍)
X-Force: 7869
Vulnerability Center: 2103 - Geeklog Permanent Cookies Enables Privileges Elevation, Medium
SecurityFocus: 3844 - Geeklog Permanent Cookie Account Hijacking Vulnerability

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Created: 07/11/2014 01:43 PM
Updated: 05/13/2019 06:34 AM
Changes: (4) advisory_url advisory_confirm_url source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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