Web2py 2.14.5 cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Web2py 2.14.5. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. 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. The summary by CVE is:

Web2py versions 2.14.5 and below was affected by CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) vulnerability, which allows an attacker to trick a logged in user to perform some unwanted actions i.e An attacker can trick an victim to disable the installed application just by sending a URL to victim.

The bug was discovered 05/16/2016. The weakness was published 01/11/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at packetstormsecurity.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-4808 since 05/15/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

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 240 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 vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (39821).




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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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05/15/2016 🔍
05/16/2016 +1 days 🔍
01/11/2017 +240 days 🔍
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01/11/2017 +0 days 🔍
10/28/2022 +2116 days 🔍


Advisory: 137070
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-4808 (🔍)
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-4808 - Web2py - Cross-Site Request Forgery Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 01/11/2017 09:05 PM
Updated: 10/28/2022 11:54 AM
Changes: 01/11/2017 09:05 PM (55), 07/19/2020 02:53 PM (6), 10/28/2022 11:54 AM (3)
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