sNews v1.7.1 - File Upload Vulnerability

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Reporter Vulnerability Research Laboratory
Modified 2011-07-11T00:00:00


                                            Document Title:
sNews v1.7.1 - File Upload Vulnerability

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Product & Service Introduction:
sNews is a completely free, standards compliant, PHP and MySQL driven Content Management System. 
sNews is extremely lightweight, simple and customizable. It\'s easy to install, and easy to use via a simple web interface. 
sNews consists of only one core engine file, one independent template file and its accompanying CSS stylesheet file, 
plus an .htaccess file that makes all URLs search engine friendly.

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Abstract Advisory Information:
Vulnerability-Lab Team discovered a File Upload Vulnerability on sNews CMS v1.7.1

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2011-00-00:	Vendor Notification
2011-00-00:	Vendor Response/Feedback
2011-00-00:	Vendor Fix/Patch
2011-00-00:	Public or Non-Public Disclosure

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

Technical Details & Description:
File Inclusion Vulnerability is detected on sNews CMS. Local & remote attackers can bypass the upload restriction 
to compromise the affected application system.

Vulnerable Module(s):
			                        [+] sNews Files

Proof of Concept (PoC):
The Vulnerability can be exploited by local & remote attackers. For demonstration or reproduce ...

Path:		/snews/
Para:		?action=snews_files&task=delete&folder=.&file=

Reference Example:
http://[SERVER].com/[APP-PATH]/[DATA]?action=snews_files&task=delete&folder=.&file=[FILE 2 LOAD]

Security Risk:
The security risk of the file upload vulnerability is estimated as high.

Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Research Laboratory

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