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Home » Hacking News » DCForum Predictable Password Generation Vulnerability

DCForum Predictable Password Generation Vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on February 3rd, 2002 The new password functionality of DCForum, used to recover lost or forgotten passwords, creates passwords with data taken from the session id. This effectively sets the new password to a known value. This function is available to any remote user.


It can be used to compromise arbitrary DCForum accounts, including those with administrative privileges.

For information DCForum is a web based conferencing system, designed to facilitate online discussion. It is implemented in Perl and has few system dependancies, making it available on most operating systems, including Linux, Windows and most Unix varients.

There is no exploit code.


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