ID CVE-2006-5702
Summary Tikiwiki 1.9.5 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (MySQL username and password) via an empty sort_mode parameter in (1) tiki-listpages.php, (2) tiki-lastchanges.php, (3) messu-archive.php, (4) messu-mailbox.php, (5) messu-sent.php, (6) tiki-directory_add_site.php, (7) tiki-directory_ranking.php, (8) tiki-directory_search.php, (9) tiki-forums.php, (10) tiki-view_forum.php, (11) tiki-friends.php, (12) tiki-list_blogs.php, (13) tiki-list_faqs.php, (14) tiki-list_trackers.php, (15) tiki-list_users.php, (16) tiki-my_tiki.php, (17) tiki-notepad_list.php, (18) tiki-orphan_pages.php, (19) tiki-shoutbox.php, (20) tiki-usermenu.php, and (21) tiki-webmail_contacts.php, which reveal the information in certain database error messages.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Tiki Tikiwiki CMS/Groupware 1.9.5
Base: 5.0 (as of 07-11-2006 - 09:45)
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
exploit-db via4
description TikiWiki 1.9.5 Sirius (sort_mode) Information Disclosure Vulnerability. CVE-2006-5702,CVE-2006-5703. Webapps exploit for php platform
id EDB-ID:2701
last seen 2016-01-31
modified 2006-11-01
published 2006-11-01
reporter securfrog
title TikiWiki 1.9.5 Sirius sort_mode Information Disclosure Vulnerability
metasploit via4
description A vulnerability has been reported in Tikiwiki, which can be exploited by an anonymous user to dump the MySQL user & passwd just by creating a mysql error with the "sort_mode" var. The vulnerability was reported in Tikiwiki version 1.9.5.
last seen 2019-03-02
modified 2017-08-25
published 2009-01-21
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
title TikiWiki Information Disclosure
nessus via4
  • NASL family CGI abuses
    description The installed version of TikiWiki reveals database credentials used by the application when an empty 'sort_mode' parameter is passed to the 'tiki-lastchanges.php' script. An attacker could exploit this issue to extract the username/password for the remote database resulting in disclosure of sensitive information or attacks against the underlying database. Note that other scripts included with this install are likely affected by the same vulnerability, although Nessus has not checked them.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 46737
    published 2010-05-27
    reporter Tenable
    title TikiWiki tiki-lastchanges.php Empty sort_mode Parameter Information Disclosure
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200611-11.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-11 (TikiWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities) In numerous files TikiWiki provides an empty sort_mode parameter, causing TikiWiki to display additional information, including database authentication credentials, in certain error messages. TikiWiki also improperly sanitizes the 'url' request variable sent to tiki-featured_link.php. Impact : An attacker could cause a database error in various pages of a TikiWiki instance by providing an empty sort_mode request variable, and gain unauthorized access to credentials of the MySQL databases used by TikiWiki. An attacker could also entice a user to browse to a specially crafted URL that could run scripts in the scope of the user's browser. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 23705
    published 2006-11-22
    reporter Tenable
    title GLSA-200611-11 : TikiWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities
refmap via4
bid 20858
bugtraq 20061101 tikiwiki 1.9.5 mysql password disclosure & xss
gentoo GLSA-200611-11
  • 22678
  • 23039
sreason 1816
vupen ADV-2006-4316
xf tikiwiki-password-info-disclosure(29960)
Last major update 24-10-2012 - 00:00
Published 03-11-2006 - 20:07
Last modified 17-10-2018 - 17:44
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