VDB-88551 · CVE-2016-4803 · BID 91529

dotCMS up to 3.3.1 subject crlf injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in dotCMS up to 3.3.1 (Content Management System). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation of the argument subject with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-93. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

CRLF injection vulnerability in the send email functionality in dotCMS before 3.3.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary email headers via CRLF sequences in the subject.

The weakness was released 06/30/2016 by Elar Lang (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at security.elarlang.eu. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-4803 since 05/13/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 3.3.2 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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OpenVAS ID: 103306
OpenVAS Name: dotCMS Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: dotCMS 3.3.2


05/13/2016 🔍
05/24/2016 +11 days 🔍
06/30/2016 +37 days 🔍
06/30/2016 +0 days 🔍
07/04/2016 +4 days 🔍
02/15/2019 +956 days 🔍


Advisory: security.elarlang.eu
Researcher: Elar Lang
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-4803 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 91529 - dotCMS CVE-2016-4803 Email Header Injection Vulnerability


Created: 07/04/2016 10:07 AM
Updated: 02/15/2019 03:48 PM
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