Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.10.2 user-password.jsp cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.10.2. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the file user-password.jsp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in Ignite Realtime Openfire 3.10.2 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that (1) change a password via a crafted request to user-password.jsp, (2) add users via a crafted request to user-create.jsp, (3) edit server setting or (4) disable SSL on the server via a crafted request to server-props.jsp, or (5) add clients via a crafted request to plugins/clientcontrol/permitted-clients.jsp.

The weakness was shared 09/16/2015 (Website). The advisory is available at exploit-db.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-6973 since 09/16/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by hyp3rlinx and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:user-password.jsp it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 96225 (GLSA-201612-50 : Openfire: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

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 Exploit-DB (38192) and Tenable (96225).






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

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: hyp3rlinx
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Nessus ID: 96225
Nessus Name: GLSA-201612-50 : Openfire: Multiple vulnerabilities
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Advisory: 133554
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6973 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 09/17/2015 10:24 AM
Updated: 06/15/2022 04:17 PM
Changes: 09/17/2015 10:24 AM (42), 12/21/2017 10:37 AM (18), 06/15/2022 04:10 PM (3), 06/15/2022 04:17 PM (1)
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