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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


Pi-Hole is a network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware, AdminLTE is a Pi-hole Dashboard for stats and more. In case of an attack, the threat actor will obtain the ability to perform an unauthorized query for blocked domains on `queryads` endpoint. In the case of application, this vulnerability exists because of a lack of validation in code on a root server path: `/admin/scripts/pi-hole/phpqueryads.php.` Potential threat actor(s) are able to perform an unauthorized query search in blocked domain lists. This could lead to the disclosure for any victims' personal blacklists.

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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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