BASE < 1.2.5 Authentication Bypass

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5086


The remote host is running a PHP application that is vulnerable to an authentication bypass attack.


The remote host is running BASE, a web-based tool for analyzing alerts from one or more SNORT sensors. The version of BASE installed on the remote host is earlier than 1.2.5. Such versions are reportedly fail to sufficiently validate 'user', 'role', or passwords against the database in the 'readRoleCookie()' function of the 'includes/' script. An attacker could exploit this in order to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the application.


Upgrade to BASE version 1.2.5

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5086

File Name: 5086.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Reference Information

BID: 35470