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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   SocketMail Vendors:   Creative Digital Resources
SocketMail Include File Bug in 'site_path' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016228
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2681   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 6 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.6 and prior versions
Description:   'Aesthetico' of MajorSecurity reported a vulnerability in SocketMail. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'site_path' parameter. register_globals and magic_quotes_gpc are enabled, a remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause the target system to include and execute arbitrary PHP code from a remote location. The PHP code, including operating system commands, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

Both Lite and Pro versions are affected.

The 'index.php' and 'inc-common.php' scripts are vulnerable.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary PHP code and operating system commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a new version (2.2.7).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 25 May 2006 09:04:05 +0000
Subject:  [MajorSecurity #6]Socketmail <= 2.2.6 - Remote File Include

[MajorSecurity]Socketmail <= 2.2.6 - Remote File Include Vulnerability


Software: Socketmail

Version: <=2.2.6

Type: Remote File Include Vulnerability

Date: May, 25th 2006

Vendor: Creative Digital Resources  


Risc: High




Affected Products:


Socketmail Lite 2.2.6 and prior

Socketmail  Pro 2.2.6 and prior



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register_globals = On

magic_quotes = On



Input passed to the "site_path" parameter in "index.php" and "inc-common.php" is not

properly verified, before it is used to include files.

This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by including files from external resources.



Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

Set "register_globals" to "Off".



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