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Joomla Pro Desk Component "include_file" Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-11-05    Last Update:  2009-03-02    Views:  4,557

Secunia Advisory SA32523

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


d3v1l has reported a vulnerability in the Pro Desk component for Joomla, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

Input passed to the "include_file" parameter in index.php (when "option" is set to "com_pro_desk") is not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local resources via directory traversal attacks.

This vulnerability is reported in versions 1.0 and 1.2. Other versions may also be affected.


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

Provided and/or discovered by:
d3v1l

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/6980

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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