` Synnergy Laboratories Advisory SLA-2000-15
PHPix 1.0.X directory traversal vulnerability
Linux/UNIX with PHPix 1.0.0/1.0.1/1.0.2
Synnergy Labs has found a flaw within PHPix that allows a user to successfully
traverse the filesystem on a remote host, allowing arbitary files/folders to be
PHPix is a Web-based photo album viewer written in PHP. It features automatic
generation of thumbnails and different resolution files for viewing on the fly.
PHPix Photo Album is available from http://phpix.org
Synnergy has recently discovered a flaw within PHPix that allow a remote user to
traverse a directory as a request to the script using the
$mode=album&album=_some_dir_variable. It is then possible to read any file
or folder's contents with priviledges as the httpd.
The above line if given will output all the directories that are nested within /etc
directory. Other more sinister content can be revealed from there.
The vendors have been informed of the bug. It is advised to wait for the next patched
version of PHPix to be reelased.
Discovery: pestilence @ synnergy.net
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