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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in TWiki before 4.3.2 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that update pages, as demonstrated by a URL for a save script in the ACTION attribute of a FORM element, in conjunction with a call to the submit method in the onload attribute of a BODY element. NOTE: this issue exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2009-1339.

  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published