Hello Lists, Sorry for my rude words but... there are already too many websites that either don't give us a possibility to get an audio file instead of those damned captcha images; there are lots of others (such as Msn) where the audio is too distorted to be heard. It's not my f***ing problem that you can't protect your audio against spammers. I'm blind, you know, and I *can't* see the image, because I have no sight at all! And I'm not alone, there are thousands of us only in the USA. So make conclusions: if you make a popular site, one day you might have deep problems and maybe even lawsuits from people. Sorry again, it's been just a really painful thing for us for years.
-- With best regards from Ukraine, Andre Skype: Francophile My blog: http://oire.org/menelion (mostly in Russian) Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_elensule Facebook: http://facebook.com/menelion ------------ Original message ------------ From: Lists <li...@senseofsecurity.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date created: , 1:03:06 AM Subject: [PHP] PHPCaptcha / Securimage 2.0.2 - Authentication Bypass - SOS-11-007 Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-007 Release Date. 20-May-2011 Last Update. - Vendor Notification Date. 04-Apr-2011 Product. Securimage / PHPCaptcha Platform. PHP Affected versions. 1.0.4 - 2.0.2 Severity Rating. Medium Impact. Authentication bypass Attack Vector. Remote without authentication Solution Status. Vendor workaround (remove securimage_play.php) CVE reference. Not yet assigned Details. PHPCaptcha, also known as Securimage, is a popular Open Source PHP CAPTCHA library. It is also used in popular WordPress plugins such as the 'Fast Secure Contact Form'. Insufficient distortion in the audio version of the CAPTCHA allows an attacker to quickly decode the CAPTCHA by performing basic binary analysis of the generated audio file. The issue is compounded by the fact that even if the audio feature of the CAPTCHA has been disabled, it can still be accessed by forceful browsing to the /secure_play.php URI. Proof of Concept. Proof of concept code that works against the example_form.php page and the MP3 file format provided with the standard PHPCaptcha package available from www.phpcaptcha.org is available at: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/advisories/SOS-11-007.zip Proof of concept code is only available for the MP3 version of the audio, however the WAV audio format is also affected by the same vulnerability. Solution. Remove the script securimage_play.php and disable the use of the Audio CAPTCHA. Discovered by. Phil Taylor from Sense of Security Labs. About us. Sense of Security is a leading provider of information security and risk management solutions. Our team has expert skills in assessment and assurance, strategy and architecture, and deployment through to ongoing management. We are Australia's premier application penetration testing firm and trusted IT security advisor to many of the country's largest organisations. Sense of Security Pty Ltd Level 8, 66 King St Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA T: +61 (0)2 9290 4444 F: +61 (0)2 9290 4455 W: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au E: i...@senseofsecurity.com.au Twitter: @ITsecurityAU The latest version of this advisory can be found at: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/advisories/SOS-11-007.pdf Other Sense of Security advisories can be found at: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/research/it-security-advisories.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php