Christoph "Chb" Burchert has discovered a security issue in archilles Newsworld, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.
The problem is that user credentials and session information are stored in the "data" directory inside the web root. This can be exploited to disclose usernames, encrypted passwords, and session information.
Successful exploitation requires that support for ".htaccess" files is disabled.
The security issue has been confirmed in version 1.3.2 and has also been reported in versions 1.3.1 and 1.5.0-rc1. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: archilles Newsworld "data" Exposure of Sensitive Information
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