[SA13665] PHP-Blogger Disclosure of Sensitive Information Security Issue

2004-12-24T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:7446
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-12-24T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: PHP-Blogger Disclosure of Sensitive Information Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA13665

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/13665/

CRITICAL: Moderately critical

IMPACT: Exposure of sensitive information

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: PHP-Blogger 1.x http://secunia.com/product/4456/

DESCRIPTION: snilabs has reported a security issue in PHP-Blogger, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The problem is that database files (.db) by default are stored inside the web root and are not correctly protected against being accessed directly on some server configurations. This can e.g. be exploited to disclose the admin password.

NOTE: Systems running Apache with support for .htaccess files are not affected by this issue.

SOLUTION: Configure PHP-Blogger to access database files in a directory outside the web root.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: snilabs


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