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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Indexu Vendors:
Indexu Include File Flaw in 'application.php' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015607
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0.0, 5.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Indexu. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'application.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'base_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:


The original advisory is available at:

M.Hasran Addahroni 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:   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:  [ECHO_ADV_27$2006] Indexu <= 5.0.1 Remote File Inclusion

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[ECHO_ADV_27$2006] Indexu <= 5.0.1 Remote File Inclusion

Author       : M.Hasran Addahroni
Date         : February, 9th 2006
Location     : Indonesia, Bali
Web          :
Critical Lvl : Dangerous

Affected software description:

Application : indexu 
version     : 5.0.0 5.0.1
URL         :
Description :

INDEXU is a portal solution software that allows you to build powerful indexing websites such as,, and
 with ease. It's ability to allow you and your members to easily add, organize, and manage your links makes INDEXU the first choice
 of all webmasters. 


Proof of Concept:

in application.php code script i found include fopen url
vulnerability that not attacker can exploit this vulnerability with a simple php injection script.Here is the code of

include($base_path."lang/english.php");   // full path
include($base_path."pagination.class.php");   // full path




sanitize the script code in application.php to protect this vulerability


 vendor was contact


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