FlexPHPNews usercheck.php logincheck Variable Path Disclosure

2005-07-24T05:40:24
ID OSVDB:18490
Type osvdb
Reporter rgod(retrogod@aliceposta.it)
Modified 2005-07-24T05:40:24

Description

Vulnerability Description

FlexPHPNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker provides malformed input to the 'logincheck' variable in the 'usercheck.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

FlexPHPNews contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker provides malformed input to the 'logincheck' variable in the 'usercheck.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]/admin/usercheck.php?logincheck=%00

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.china-on-site.com/flexphpnews/ Secunia Advisory ID:16300 Related OSVDB ID: 18492 Related OSVDB ID: 18486 Related OSVDB ID: 18491 Related OSVDB ID: 18487 Related OSVDB ID: 18488 Related OSVDB ID: 18489 Other Advisory URL: http://rgod.altervista.org/flex.html ISS X-Force ID: 21646