OpenCms < 6.2.2 Authentication Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3693


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for the bypassing of authentication.


The remote host is running OpenCms, an open-source content management system. This version of OpenCms is vulnerable to a remote flaw where attackers can bypass authentication and gain administrative access to accounts and confidential data. An attacker exploiting this flaw would just need to have knowledge of where administrative forms are stored within the web directory (trivial to find). Successful exploitation leads to the user gaining administrative access to the application.


Upgrade to version 6.2.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3693

File Name: 3693.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2006/07/26

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Reference Information

BID: 19174