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menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102



menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102
menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102



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menalto gallery: Session hijacking vulnerability, CVE-2008-3102

References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3102 
http://int21.de/cve/CVE-2008-3102-mantis.html 
http://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=9524 
http://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=9533 
http://enablesecurity.com/2008/08/11/surf-jack-https-will-not-save-you/ 
https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-16/dc-16-speakers.html#Perry 

Description

When configuring a web application to use only ssl (e. g. by forwarding all 
http-requests to https), a user would expect that sniffing and hijacking the 
session is impossible.

Though, for this to be secure, one needs to set the session cookie to have the 
secure flag. Else the cookie will be transferred through http if the victim's 
browser does a single http-request on the same domain.

The mantis bugtracker does not set that flag. The mantis team has fixed this 
issue, but not released a new version yet.

Disclosure Timeline

2008-08-12: Vendor contacted
2008-08-13 Vendor committed fix to trunk
2008-09-23 Published advisory

Credits and copyright

This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of schokokeks.org webhosting. 
It's licensed under the creative commons attribution license.

Hanno Boeck, http://www.hboeck.de 

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Hanno B=C3=B6ck		Blog:		http://www.hboeck.de/ 
GPG: 3DBD3B20		Jabber/Mail:	hanno@hboeck.de 

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