OpenMRS 2.1 Administration Module access control

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A vulnerability was found in OpenMRS 2.1 (Health Information Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Administration Module. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

The administration module in OpenMRS 2.1 Standalone Edition allows remote authenticated users to obtain read access via a direct request to /admin.

The weakness was released 10/23/2014 by Mahendra (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-8072 since 10/09/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. 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.

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 vulnerability database at X-Force (97693). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 72692 and 72690.




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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 800783
OpenVAS Name: OpenMRS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
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10/09/2014 🔍
10/21/2014 +12 days 🔍
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03/27/2015 +155 days 🔍
04/03/2022 +2564 days 🔍


Advisory: 128748
Researcher: Mahendra
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2014-8072 (🔍)
X-Force: 97693
SecurityFocus: 70664 - OpenMRS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/27/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 04/03/2022 06:26 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 12:07 PM (52), 03/14/2019 07:35 PM (5), 04/03/2022 06:26 AM (3)
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