Improper access control in SPIP

Published: 2009-08-06 | Updated: 2017-03-16
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2009-3041
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / CMS


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control


Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3041

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper access control related to installations and backups. A remote attacker can bypass implemented security control and compromise vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in access to the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


Update to version 2.0.9 or later:

Vulnerable software versions

SPIP: 1.9, 1.9 alpha1, 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.2c, 1.9.2d, 1.9.2g, 1.9.2h, 2.0, 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.