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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


MyBB (aka MyBulletinBoard) 1.4.3 includes the sensitive my_post_key parameter in URLs to moderation.php with the (1) mergeposts, (2) split, and (3) deleteposts actions, which allows remote attackers to steal the token and bypass the cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection mechanism to hijack the authentication of moderators by reading the token from the HTTP Referer header.

  • NONE

CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to make arbitrary requests in an authenticated vulnerable web application and disrupt the integrity of the victim’s session. The impact of a successful CSRF attack may range from minor to severe, depending upon the capabilities exposed by the vulnerable application and privileges of the user. An attacker may force the user to perform state-changing requests like transferring funds, changing their email address or password etc. However, if an administrative level account is affected, it may compromise the whole web application and associated sensitive data.


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