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PHPNews Arbitrary File Inclusion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-03-02    Last Update:  2005-03-10    Views:  9,825

Secunia Advisory SA14449

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Filip Groszynski has reported a vulnerability in PHPNews, allowing malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "path" parameter in "auth.php" isn't properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.2.4.


Solution:
The vulnerability has been fixed inPHPNews version 1.2.5.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Filip Groszynski

Original Advisory:
http://newsphp.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=showcat&catid=2

Deep Links:
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