Netwin Webnews 1.1h/1.1i/1.1j/1.1k Default Account improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Netwin Webnews 1.1h/1.1i/1.1j/1.1k. It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Default Account. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Netwin WebNews 1.1k CGI program includes several default usernames and cleartext passwords that cannot be deleted by the administrator, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges via the username/password combinations (1) testweb/newstest, (2) alwn3845/imaptest, (3) alwi3845/wtest3452, or (4) testweb2/wtest4879.

The bug was discovered 02/21/2002. The weakness was released 05/31/2002 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2002-0310. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 99 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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 SecurityFocus (BID 4156), X-Force (8255) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-6442).




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2002-0310 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 4156 - NetWin WebNEWS Default Account Vulnerability
X-Force: 8255
Vulnerability Center: 6442 - NetWin WebNEWS <= 1.1 k Allows Gaining Unauthorized Access via Default Accounts, High
OSVDB: 4301 - NetWin - WebNEWS - Default Account Vulnerability


Created: 07/11/2014 02:07 PM
Updated: 06/03/2019 06:22 PM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_discoverydate source_osvdb source_osvdb_title
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