[SA21807] Fantastic News "CONFIG[script_path]" File Inclusion Vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-09-08T00:00:00


TITLE: Fantastic News "CONFIG[script_path]" File Inclusion Vulnerabilities


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/21807/

CRITICAL: Highly critical

IMPACT: System access

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Fantastic News 2.x http://secunia.com/product/6254/

DESCRIPTION: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fantastic News, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "CONFIG[script_path]" parameter in archive.php and headlines.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.

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

The vulnerabilities have been confirmed in version 2.1.4. Other versions may also be affected.

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

Set "register_globals" to "Off".

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Sx02 and anonymous person.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sx02.coresec.de/advisories/152.txt

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