Current Description

news.cgi in GWScripts News Publisher does not properly authenticate requests to add an author to the author index, which allows remote attackers to add new authors by directly posting an HTTP request to the new.cgi program with an addAuthor parameter, and setting the Referer to the news.cgi program.

Basic Data

PublishedOctober 20, 2000
Last ModifiedOctober 10, 2017
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationGwscriptsGwscripts News Publisher1.05*******
    2.3ApplicationGwscriptsGwscripts News Publisher1.05a*******
    2.3ApplicationGwscriptsGwscripts News Publisher1.05b*******
    2.3ApplicationGwscriptsGwscripts News Publisher1.06*******

Vulnerable Software List

Gwscripts Gwscripts News Publisher 1.05, 1.05a, 1.05b, 1.06


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