Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in Direct News, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
Input passed to the "rootpath" parameter in admin/menu.php (when "from_inc" is set to an arbitrary value) and library/lib.menu.php and to the "adminroot" parameter in admin/media/update_content.php and library/class.backup.php is not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local or external resources.
Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.
The vulnerabilities are confirmed in version 4.10.2. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.
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