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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AROUNDMe Vendors:
AROUNDMe Include File Flaw in 'templatePath' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017106
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5533   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 23 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.6.9; possibly older versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AROUNDMe. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'templatePath' 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.

The 'pol_view.tpl.php' script and other scripts are affected.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


The vendor was notified on October 21, 2006.

noislet discovered this vulnerability.

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] AROUNDMe 0.6.9 remonte file inclusion

 AROUNDMe 0.6.9 remonte file inclusion
 vendor site:
 vulnerable versions: 0.6.9 (and possibly older)

 discovered by: noislet  ( )

 vendor informed: 21.10.2006
 published: 22.10.2006

 product info:
 AROUNDMe is the perfect solution for you to bring people together
around shared goals, activities and interests to form a shared
knowledge network.


 bug details:
 Input passed to the "$templatePath" is not verified before being used
to include files.

 register_globals = On

 pol_view.tpl.php (and others)

 buggy code:
 if (isset($poll)) {
 include $templatePath . "";


 example exploitation:

    \ page

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