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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


ClipShare 2.6 does not properly restrict access to certain functionality, which allows remote attackers to change the profile of arbitrary users via a modified uid variable to siteadmin/useredit.php. NOTE: this can be used to recover the password of the user by using the modified e-mail address in the email parameter to recoverpass.php.

  • LOW
  • 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