Movable Type User Registration Restriction Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55410


A blog running on the remote web server has a restriction bypass vulnerability.


The version of Movable Type running on the remote host has a restriction bypass vulnerability. It is possible to create new user accounts even when registration has been disabled in the blog configuration.

A remote attacker could exploit this to register new accounts for blogs that do not allow registration.

This version of Movable Type likely has other unspecified vulnerabilities although Nessus has not checked for them.


Upgrade to Movable Type 4.361 / 5.051 / 5.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55410

File Name: movabletype_registration_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/23/2011

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: No cve available for this vulnerability.


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: manual

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sixapart:movable_type

Required KB Items: www/movabletype

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2011

Reference Information

BID: 48195