PHPFreeNews /inc/ Multiple Script Direct Request Path Disclosure

2005-07-29T07:58:16
ID OSVDB:18454
Type osvdb
Reporter rgod(retrogod@aliceposta.it)
Modified 2005-07-29T07:58:16

Description

Vulnerability Description

PHPFreeNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker directly requests any number of scripts in the /inc/ directory, 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

Upgrade to version 1.40 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

PHPFreeNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker directly requests any number of scripts in the /inc/ directory, 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]/inc/ArchiveOldNews.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Categories.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/CheckLogout.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/CommentsApproval.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Images.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/NewsList.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Password.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Post.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/PostsApproval.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/PurgeOldNews.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/SetSticky.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/SetVisible.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Statistics.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Template.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/UserDefinedCodes.php http://[target]/[path]/inc/Users.php

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.phpfreenews.co.uk/ Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://www.phpfreenews.co.uk/News/SinglePosting.php?ArticleID=22 Security Tracker: 1014601 Secunia Advisory ID:16312 Related OSVDB ID: 18453 Related OSVDB ID: 18451 Related OSVDB ID: 18455 Related OSVDB ID: 18452 Related OSVDB ID: 18456 Related OSVDB ID: 18457 Other Advisory URL: http://rgod.altervista.org/phpfreenews.html