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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2942

Original release date: 06/20/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


TWiki 4.0.0, 4.0.1, and 4.0.2 allows remote attackers to gain Twiki administrator privileges via a TWiki.TWikiRegistration form with a modified action attribute that references the Sandbox web instead of the user web, which can then be used to associate the user's login name with the WikiName of a member of the TWikiAdminGroup.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service


Successful exploitation requires that the "MapUserToWikiName" setting is enabled.

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External Source: VULNWATCH
Name: 20060616 TWiki Security Advisory: Privilege elevation with crafted registration form (CVE-2006-2942)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2415
External Source: BID
Name: 18506
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlertTWiki4PrivilegeElevation
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: twiki-action-security-bypass(27336)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016323
Type: Patch Information

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