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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The siteaccess URIMatching implementation in eZ publish 3.5 through 3.8 before 20050812 converts all non-alphanumeric characters in a URI to '_' (underscore), which allows remote attackers to bypass access restrictions by inserting certain characters in a URI, as demonstrated by a request for /admin:de, which matches a rule allowing only /admin_de to access /admin.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published