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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PHP TopSites Vendors:   iTop10.Net
PHP TopSites Discloses Configuration Data to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014552
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 21 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHP TopSites. A remote user can view configuration information.

The administrative control panel pages are not protected by default. A remote user can supply the following URL to view configuration data:


The vendor was notified on June 18, 2005.

Donnie Werner of exploitlabs and h4cky0u reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain configuration data.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry. The vendor has indicated that the 'admin' directory should be protected using web server access controls.
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] PHPTopSites

      - EXPL-A-2005-012 Advisory 041 -
                                   - PHP TopSites -

PHP TopSites FREE ( all versions )
PHP TopSites PRO ( all versions )

PHP TopSites is a PHP/MySQL-based customizable TopList script

1. Information Disclosure

The setup / admin section (admin control panel) can be accessed
without authorization. This exposes the administrative mysql info
including user-db-pass-host and admin email addresses.
Further access allows reading / editing of toplist member info
including the above data.



The configuration of the top lists in the admin area can be accessed
by the following URL:

vendor contact: June 18, 2005 1st notification June 19, 2005 Vendor reply
response: admin directory should be .htaccess protected June 19, 2005 Researcher reply
response: this is not satisfactory June 21, 2005
response: i will fix it as soon as possible July 7 July 13
no response(s) recieved
( ) appears down

This vulnerability was discovered and researched by 
h4cky0u of
mail: h4cky0u at

Donnie Werner of exploitlabs

mail:   wood at
mail:   morning_wood at

original Advisory available at:
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