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CRE Loaded "HTML AREA" File Upload Security Issue

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Release Date:  2006-01-30    Last Update:  2006-02-03    Views:  9,716

Secunia Advisory SA18648

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


kaneda has discovered a security issue in CRE Loaded, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The problem is that it is possible to access the "/admin/htmlarea/popups/file/files.php" script directly without being authenticated as the administrator. This can be exploited to upload arbitrary files to a location inside the web root (e.g. a PHP script), and create or delete arbitrary files and directories.

Some other scripts in "/admin/htmlarea/" are reportedly also affected.

The security issue has been confirmed in version 6.15. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
kaneda

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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