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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Flipper Poll Vendors:   php.pogoworld.co.uk
Flipper Poll Include File Bug in 'root_path' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016489
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016489
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3683   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Flipper Poll. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'poll.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'root_path' parameter. 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.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

http://[target]/path/poll.php?root_path=[Command-Shell]

SpC-x reported this vulnerability.

This vulnerability was reported in June 2006.

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  php.pogoworld.co.uk/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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