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Re: Re: Vulnerability in CB Captcha for Joomla and Mambo
From: none () gmail com
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:38:20 -0600
I am 100% cretin that this is a vulnerability. The exact problem is "Client Side Trust" in that you are expecting the
client to keep its state over a security system (your captcha). This is exploitable, a bot can just grab a new
session with each request. You should be using a sql database to keep track of offenders based on their
$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], and nothing else.
Further more if you build security systems you MUST be responsible for when they end up on bugtraq.