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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in phpMyFAQ 2.9.0-alpha and versions before 2.8.13 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of unspecified users for requests that (1) delete active users by leveraging improper validation of CSRF tokens or that (2) delete open questions, (3) activate users, (4) publish FAQs, (5) add or delete Glossary, (6) add or delete FAQ news, or (7) add or delete comments or add votes by leveraging lack of a CSRF token.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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