CuteNews show_news.php archive Variable Path Disclosure

2005-07-19T04:33:38
ID OSVDB:18080
Type osvdb
Reporter rgod(retrogod@aliceposta.it)
Modified 2005-07-19T04:33:38

Description

Vulnerability Description

CuteNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker provides malformed input to the 'archive' variable in the 'show_news.php' script, which will disclose the software's installation path resulting in a loss of confidentiality. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

CuteNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker provides malformed input to the 'archive' variable in the 'show_news.php' script, which will disclose the software's installation path resulting in a loss of confidentiality. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[target]/[path]/show_news.php?archive=whathell

References:

Vendor URL: http://cutephp.com/cutenews/ Security Tracker: 1014514 Secunia Advisory ID:16129 Related OSVDB ID: 18082 Related OSVDB ID: 18081 Nessus Plugin ID:17255 CVE-2005-2394