Broken access control - Someone still can comment in unactive FAQ NEWS in thorsten/phpmyfaq


Reported on

Feb 13th 2023


when a NEWS FAQ turns on the comments feature and disables post like this settings.

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if you create a FAQ news with those settings and view the post, you will notice that the comment section is disabled

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Proof of Concept

1.Open 2 Tab on your Browser
2.Tab A Visit some FAQ NEWS Then Fill All comment form
3.Tab B Open (Link edit of A FAQ NEWS)
4.Tab B uncheck Activate and click edit news
5.Tab A send commend


comment still send in inactive FAQ NEWS

We are processing your report and will contact the thorsten/phpmyfaq team within 24 hours. 7 months ago
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7 months ago


Have you already done the settings as described in point 2 (uncheck "active" and check "allow comments")? Have you tried it on the demo website or Version 3.1.10?

Thorsten Rinne
7 months ago


I tried 3.1.11, and yes, I tried it that way.

Thorsten Rinne validated this vulnerability 7 months ago

I could re-produce it now.

isdkrisna has been awarded the disclosure bounty
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The researcher's credibility has increased: +7
Thorsten Rinne marked this as fixed in 3.1.12 with commit db77df 7 months ago
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This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE
This vulnerability is scheduled to go public on Mar 31st 2023
Thorsten Rinne published this vulnerability 6 months ago
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