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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tell A Friend Script Vendors:
Tell a Friend Script Lets Remote Users Include and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013390
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 7 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.7
Description:   An include file vulnerability was reported in the 'Tell a Friend Script' software. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

The 'inc/' component does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can submit a specially crafted 'script_root' parameter to cause the target system to include and execute arbitrary PHP code from a remote web server. The arbitrary PHP code, including operating system commands, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

Filip Groszynski reported 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:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.7), available at:

Vendor URL: (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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