Secunia Research: LotusCMS Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 15/03/2011

         - LotusCMS Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software...................................................1
Severity............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software....................................3
Description of Vulnerability........................................4
Solution............................................................5
Time Table..........................................................6
Credits.............................................................7
References..........................................................8
About Secunia.......................................................9
Verification.......................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* LotusCMS version 3.0.3
* LotusCMS version 3.0.5

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Cross-Site Request Forgery
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"State of the Art, flat-file, Content Management System."

Product Link:
http://www.lotuscms.org/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in LotusCMS, which can 
be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site request forgery 
attacks.

The application allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP 
requests without making proper validity checks to verify the requests. 
This can be exploited to e.g. add an administrator to the application 
or conduct script insertion attacks by tricking an administrator into 
visiting a malicious web site while being logged-in to the application.

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5) Solution 

A fix is not currently available.

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6) Time Table
09/03/2011 - Vendor notified.
15/03/2011 - Vendor issues updated version supposed to address the
             vulnerability. However, the fix is ineffective.
15/03/2011 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not 
currently assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

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