TITLE: Fantastic News "CONFIG[script_path]" File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA21807
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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