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phpSysInfo "register_globals" Emulation Layer Overwrite Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-11    Last Update:  2005-11-15    Views:  15,045

Secunia Advisory SA17441

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting, Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Christopher Kunz has reported a vulnerability in phpSysInfo, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "register_globals" emulation layer where certain arrays used by the system can be overwritten. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session and include arbitrary files from local resources.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 2.3 and prior.


Solution:
Update to version 2.4.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Christopher Kunz, Hardened PHP Project

Original Advisory:
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_222005.81.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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