Serendipity <= 1.1.3 Authentication Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4163


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


The remote host is running Serendipity, a web log application. This version of Serendipity is vulnerable to a flaw where authenticated users can access restricted 'administrative' functions. An attacker exploiting this flaw would require a user ID and password to some portion of the web application. Successful exploitation would allow the user to gain limited administrative access.


Upgrade to a version higher than 1.1.3 or 1.2-beta4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4163

Family: CGI

Published: 2007/08/08

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

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


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.2


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4282

BID: 25235