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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   perForms Vendors:   perForms
perForms Include File Error in 'mosConfig_absolute_path' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016498
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3774   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 1.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the perForms component for Joomla. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'mosConfig_absolute_path' parameter. If register_globals is enabled, 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:


endeneu at 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:  perForms <= 1.0 ([mosConfig_absolute_path]) Remote File Inclusion

 perForms  <= 1.0 ([mosConfig_absolute_path]) Remote File Inclusion

 Remote : Yes
 Critical Level : High

 Vuln founded in a log file: lazy 0day!!! :D


 Application :  perForms Joomla Component
 Version : latest version [1.0]
 URL :

 Variable $mosConfig_absolute_path not sanitized: xpl works with register_globals=on 

 in /components/com_performs/com_performs/performs.php on lines 6-10

 require_once( $mosConfig_absolute_path."/administrator/components/com_performs/lib/lib_template.php" );
 require_once( $mosConfig_absolute_path."/administrator/components/com_performs/lib/lib_valid.php" );
 require_once( $mosConfig_absolute_path."/administrator/components/com_performs/lib/lib_phpForm.php" );
 require_once( $mosConfig_absolute_path."/administrator/components/com_performs/lib/myLib.php" );

 dork: inurl:"com_performs" -> founds ~12.000 sites (!)


 Add before code:

 defined('_VALID_MOS') or die('Direct access to this location is not allowed.');


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