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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2009-4851

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

The activation resend function in the Profiles module in XOOPS before 2.4.1 sends activation codes in response to arbitrary activation requests, which allows remote attackers to bypass administrative approval via a request involving activate.php.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published