7724 : JAWS Cookie Manipulation Authentication Bypass
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Jaws contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to bypass authenticaiton. The issue is triggered when the session is configured to use cookies which allow null passwords. By setting an MD5 hash with a null password in the cookie, a remote attacker can get in the control panel with administrator rights without a password, resulting in a loss of confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Authentication Management
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Jaws has released a patch to address this vulnerability.




Tools & Filters



  • Fernando Quintero - nandoudea.edu.co - Silence Team

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-08-29 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1


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