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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-4458

Original release date: 12/21/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Group.pm in Metadot Portal Server 6.4.4 and earlier does not properly reset the $IS_OWNER, $IS_ADMIN, and $IS_MANAGER global variables when performing checks for special privileges, which allows users to gain administrator privileges by adding themselves to the SITE_MGR group.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20051220 Vulnerability in Metadot portal server allows users to gain administrative privileges
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20051220 Vulnerability in Metadot portal server allows users to gain administrative privileges
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-3030
External Source: BID
Name: 15975
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 22014
External Source: SREASON
Name: 287
External Source: XF
Name: metadot-user-gain-privileges(23847)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.metadot.com/metadot/index.pl?iid=2632

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