Patch Available Upon Disclosure
|2014 Q1 87%||2013 Q2 92%|
|2013 Q4 67%||2013 Q1 100%|
|2013 Q3 77%||2012 Q4 68%|
Vendor Average Time to Patch
|2014 Q1 5 days||2013 Q2 30 days|
|2013 Q4 8 days||2013 Q1 13 days|
|2013 Q3 13 days||2012 Q4 26 days|
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Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Serendipity
|Vulnerable Versions:||1.5.3 and probably prior|
|Advisory Publication:||August 26, 2010 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||August 26, 2010|
|Public Disclosure:||September 9, 2010|
|Latest Update:||August 27, 2010|
|Vulnerability Type:||Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]|
|CVSSv2 Base Score:||2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)|
|Solution Status:||Fixed by Vendor|
|Discovered and Provided:||High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab|
High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in Serendipity which could be exploited to perform cross-site request forgery attacks.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of the request origin in serendipity_admin.php. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted link, trick a logged-in administrator into following that link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user`s browser in context of the vulnerable site. Successful exploitation requires that victim uses "Remember me" feature in the Serendipity backend to login.
<form action="http://host/serendipity_admin.php?" method="post" name="main" >
<input type="hidden" name="serendipity[action]" value="admin" />
|Upgrade to version 1.5.4.|
For more information see:
| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22595 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB22595 - Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Serendipity|
 Serendipity - s9y.org - Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage.
 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVEÂ® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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