Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   



Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   D-forum Vendors:   Fleire, Benoit
D-forum Include File Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands on the Target Server
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1006115
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 17 2003
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.00 - 1.11; version 1.11 before November 23, 2002
Description:   An include file vulnerability was reported in D-forum. A remote user can execute arbitrary operating system commands on the target server.

It is reported that the file 'header.php3' includes the $my_header variable and the file 'footer.php3' includes the $my_footer variable without validating that the proper file is included.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that specifies a remote location for either the $my_header or $my_footer variables. The URL will cause the remotely located PHP code referenced by the variable to be executed on the target server. Two demonstration exploit URLs are provided:



Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary PHP code, including operating system commands, on the target server.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix, included in version 1.11 as of November 23, 2002. Older releases of version 1.11 may be vulnerable.

The fix is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [VulnWatch] D-Forum (PHP)

Informations :
Website :
Versions : 1.00 -> 1.11
Problem : Include file

PHP Code/Location :

/includes/header.php3 :
if ($my_header!="")
     include ($my_header);
} else {

/includes/footer.php3 :
if ($my_footer!="")
     include ($my_footer);
} else {

Exploits :

Patch :
A patch can be found on .

More details :
(in French)


MSN Messenger : discutez en direct avec vos amis !


Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page

Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2021, LLC