CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-4162

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: Sep 22, 2008 | Modified: Oct 11, 2018
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Open redirect vulnerability in admin/auth.php in NooMS 1.1 allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the g_site_url parameter.

Weakness

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Nooms Nooms 1.1 1.1

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

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