[SA17771] Q-News "id" File Inclusion Vulnerability

2005-11-28T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:10429
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-11-28T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: Q-News "id" File Inclusion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA17771

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/17771/

CRITICAL: Highly critical

IMPACT: System access

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Q-News 2.x http://secunia.com/product/6232/

DESCRIPTION: ][GB][ has discovered a vulnerability in Q-News, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "id" parameter in "q-news.php" isn't properly verified, before it is used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from external and local resources.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 2.0. Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: ][GB][


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