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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SandSurfer Vendors:
SandSurfer Authentication Flaw Lets Remote Users Hijack User Sessions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009110
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 18 2004
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SandSurfer. A remote user can hijack a target user's session.

It is reported that an authentication flaw allows a remote user to assume the identity of a target user that is currently logged in on the system. Then, the remote user can perform any actions that the target user has privileges to perform.

Impact:   A remote user can hijack a target user's session.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (1.7.0), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  SandSurfer 1.7.0 (Stable)

- SandSurfer 1.7.0 (Stable)
   by James A. Pattie (
   Monday, February 9th 2004 15:48

Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content

About: SandSurfer is a Web-based Perl CGI application for time tracking.
It supports employee time sheet entry, auto clock in and auto clock out,
gross wage calculations for each employee in a given time period, and
export of data to a file. It also supports billing rates per client per

Changes: A security problem with user authentication has been fixed. A few
screens have been cleaned up. Email notification of activity has been

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)



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