Security bypass in Pivot

Published: 2011-02-16 | Updated: 2017-03-16
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2011-1035
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Forum & blogging software


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Security bypass


Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2011-1035

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on the target system.

The weakness exists due to an error in the Reset my password feature. A remote attacker can guess the username and modify the victim's password.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in security bypass on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


Update to version 2.2.5 or later.

Vulnerable software versions

PivotX: 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5

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.