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Glossword "sys[path_addon]" File Inclusion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-05-17    Last Update:  2007-05-22    Views:  5,513

Secunia Advisory SA25303

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


BeyazKurt has discovered a vulnerability in Glossword, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "sys[path_addon]" parameter in custom_vars.php is not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local an external resources.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.8.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
BeyazKurt

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/3935

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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