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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


MantisBT before 1.3.11, 2.x before 2.3.3, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 omits a backslash check in string_api.php and consequently has conflicting interpretations of an initial \/ substring as introducing either a local pathname or a remote hostname, which leads to (1) arbitrary Permalink Injection via CSRF attacks on a permalink_page.php?url= URI and (2) an open redirect via a login_page.php?return= URI.

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  • HIGH
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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