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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   OpenSEF Vendors:
OpenSEF Include File Hole in 'sef.php' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016722
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4320   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 21 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.0-RC5_SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSEF. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'sef.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'mosConfig_absolute_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:


Outlaw 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:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Modification For OpenSEF Remote file Inclusion

#Software: OpenSEF
#Attack method: Remote File Inclusion
#Description : OpenSEF is a Joomla component that extends the built-in SEF (Search Engine Friendly) 
 require_once( $mosConfig_absolute_path . '/includes/sef.php' );
  } else {
    // Joomla!'s SEF option is turned off; revert to Joomla!'s original-style


#Proof of Concept:								   	  
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