CVE-2018-12520 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in ntopng 3.4 before 3.4.180617. The PRNG involved in the generation of session IDs is not seeded at program startup. This results in deterministic session IDs being allocated for active user sessions. An attacker with foreknowledge of the operating system and standard library in use by the host running the service and the username of the user whose session they're targeting can abuse the deterministic random number generation in order to hijack the user's session, thus escalating their access.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2018/Jul/14 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://gist.github.com/Psychotropos/3e8c047cada9b1fb716e6a014a428b7f Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/ntop/ntopng/commit/30610bda60cbfc058f90a1c0a17d0e8f4516221a Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44973/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-335 Incorrect Usage of Seeds in Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-12520
NVD Published Date:
07/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE