[SA22075] Web-News "content_page" File Inclusion Vulnerability

2006-09-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:14409
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-09-25T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: Web-News "content_page" File Inclusion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA22075

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/22075/

CRITICAL: Highly critical

IMPACT: System access

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Web-News 1.x http://secunia.com/product/12104/

DESCRIPTION: Drago84 has discovered a vulnerability in Web-News, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "content_page" parameter in template.php is not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary files from local or external resources.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 1.6.3. Other versions may also be affected.

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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Drago84


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