menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability

Credit: Hanno B
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-310

CVSS Base Score: 5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: None

menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102 References Description When configuring a web application to use only ssl (e. g. by forwarding all http-requests to https), a user would expect that sniffing and hijacking the session is impossible. Though, for this to be secure, one needs to set the session cookie to have the secure flag. Else the cookie will be transferred through http if the victim's browser does a single http-request on the same domain. The mantis bugtracker does not set that flag. The mantis team has fixed this issue, but not released a new version yet. Disclosure Timeline 2008-08-12: Vendor contacted 2008-08-13 Vendor committed fix to trunk 2008-09-23 Published advisory Credits and copyright This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of webhosting. It's licensed under the creative commons attribution license. Hanno Boeck,


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