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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


Leaking password protected articles content due to improper access control in publify_core prior to 9.2.8. Attackers can leverage this vulnerability to view the contents of any password-protected article present on the publify website, compromising confidentiality and integrity of users.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published