[ISN] Firm scrambles to patch vBulletin software flaw

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 04:10:13 -0500 (CDT)

By Jonathan Fildes  
Technology reporter
BBC News  
22 July 2010

A serious flaw in software widely used to power online discussion sites 
could allow hackers to harvest reams of personal data, the BBC has 

The flaw in a specific version of the vBulletin software allows anyone 
to easily access the main administrator username and password for a 

This would also allow hackers to access data, such as e-mail addresses, 
and edit the site at will.

The owner of the program - Internet Brands - released a fix on 21 July.

However, at time of writing, many sites remain vulnerable.


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