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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-6508

Original release date: 03/23/2009
Last revised: 08/12/2009


Directory traversal vulnerability in the AuthCheck filter in the Admin Console in Openfire 3.6.0a and earlier allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and access the admin interface via a .. (dot dot) in a URI that matches the Exclude-Strings list, as demonstrated by a /setup/setup-/.. sequence in a URI.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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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External Source: BID
Name: 32189
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3061
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.andreas-kurtz.de/advisories/AKADV2008-001-v1.0.txt
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.andreas-kurtz.de/archives/63
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/JM-1489
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/openfire/docs/latest/changelog.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081108 [AK-ADV2008-001] Openfire Jabber-Server: Multiple Vulnerabilities (Authentication Bypass, SQL injection, ...)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 49663
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 7075
External Source: XF
Name: openfire-authcheckfilter-security-bypass(46488)

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