Executive Summary

Title Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset fails to properly restrict password reset request to authorized users
Name VU#757840 First vendor Publication 2015-12-18
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2015-12-18
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#757840

Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset fails to properly restrict password reset request to authorized users

Original Release date: 18 Dec 2015 | Last revised: 18 Dec 2015


Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset, version and earlier, fails to properly validate users, which enables an unauthenticated attacker to reset passwords for arbitrary accounts.


CWE-284: Improper Access Control - CVE-2015-8267

Dovestones Software AD Self Password Reset contains a vulnerable method PasswordReset.Controllers.ResetController.ChangePasswordIndex() in PasswordReset.dll that fails to validate the requesting user. An attacker can reset passwords for arbitrary accounts by manipulating web application requests that call the vulnerable method.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker can reset passwords for arbitrary accounts where usernames are known or can be guessed.


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Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Dovestones SoftwareAffected19 Oct 201518 Dec 2015
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  • http://www.dovestones.com/security-vulnerability-in-ad-self-password-reset-v3-0-3-0/
  • http://www.dovestones.com/active-directory-password-reset/
  • https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/284.html


Thanks to Adam Caudill for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2015-8267
  • Date Public:18 Dec 2015
  • Date First Published:18 Dec 2015
  • Date Last Updated:18 Dec 2015
  • Document Revision:10


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/757840

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Alert History

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Date Informations
2015-12-24 21:28:23
  • Multiple Updates
2015-12-24 05:27:33
  • Multiple Updates
2015-12-18 21:23:04
  • Multiple Updates
2015-12-18 17:24:16
  • First insertion