FreeBSD : ikiwiki -- authentication bypass vulnerability (7b35a77a-0151-11e7-ae1b-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

ikiwiki reports :

The ikiwiki maintainers discovered further flaws similar to
CVE-2016-9646 in the passwordauth plugin's use of CGI::FormBuilder,
with a more serious impact :

An attacker who can log in to a site with a password can log in as a
different and potentially more privileged user.

An attacker who can create a new account can set arbitrary fields in
the user database for that account

See also :

https://ikiwiki.info/security/#index48h2
http://www.nessus.org/u?892e1844

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97546 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-0356

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