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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Indexu Vendors:
Indexu Include File Bug in 'theme_path' and 'base_path' Parameters Permits Remote Code Execution
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015891
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1767   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 11 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 include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'theme_path' and 'base_path' parameters. 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 'become_editor.php', 'add.php', 'bad_link.php', 'browse.php', 'detail.php', 'fav.php', 'get_rated.php', 'login.php', 'mailing_list.php', 'new.php', 'modify.php', 'pick.php', 'power_search.php', 'rating.php', 'register.php', 'review.php', 'rss.php', 'search.php', 'send_pwd.php', 'sendmail.php', 'tell_friend.php', 'top_rated.php', 'user_detail.php', and 'user_search.php' scripts are affected.

The 'base_path' parameter of the 'invoice.php' file is also affected.

SnIpEr_SA 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:  INDEXU <= 5.0.1 (theme_path)and (base_path) Remote File Inclusion

Application : Indexu
version     : 5.0.0 5.0.1
URL         :

Vulnerable:# INDEXU <= 5.0.1 (theme_path)and (base_path) Remote File Inclusion Exploit

Discovery by SnIpEr_SA

in (theme_path)
this file :


in (base_path)

in this file:




Discovered By SnIpEr_SA


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