The CAPTCHA functionality in php-Nuke 6.0 through 7.9 uses fixed challenge/response pairs that only vary once per day based on the User Agent (HTTP_USER_AGENT), which allows remote attackers to bypass CAPTCHA controls by fixing the User Agent, performing a valid challenge/response, then replaying that pair in the random_num and gfx_check parameters.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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20060218 [waraxe-2006-SA#045] - Bypassing CAPTCHA in phpNuke 6.x-7.9