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Mambo "register_globals" Emulation Layer Overwrite Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-17    Last Update:  2005-12-07    Views:  23,156

Secunia Advisory SA17622

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


peter MC tachatte has discovered a vulnerability in Mambo, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain information and compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "register_globals" emulation layer in "globals.php" where certain arrays used by the system can be overwritten. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources via the "mosConfig_absolute_path" parameter.

This is related to:
SA17441

NOTE: This is actively being exploited.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is disabled.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 4.5.2.3. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
peter MC tachatte

Original Advisory:
Mambo:
http://www.mamboserver.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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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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