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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-6540

DotNetNuke before 4.8.2, during installation or upgrade, does not warn the administrator when the default (1) ValidationKey and (2) DecryptionKey values cannot be modified in the web.config file, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by using the default keys.
Publish Date : 2009-03-30 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-6540

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.10e * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 1.0.10d * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 2.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 2.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 3.0.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 3.0.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 3.0.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 3.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 3.3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 4.3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 4.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dotnetnuke Dotnetnuke 17

- References For CVE-2008-6540
XF dotnetnuke-webconfig-weak-security(41399)
OSVDB 43720
BID 28391 DotNetNuke Default 'ValidationKey' and 'DecriptionKey' Weak Encryption Vulnerability Release Date:2008-03-25 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20080321 DotNetNuke Default Machine Key Exposure

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-6540

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