CoolForum avatar.php could be used to view PHP file contents

coolforum-avatar-view-php (10237) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CoolForum could allow a remote attacker to view the contents of PHP files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the avatar.php file containing the path to another PHP file as the image parameter, which would cause the contents of the specified PHP file to be returned. An attacker could then use this information to launch further attacks against the affected server.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of CoolForum (0.5.2 beta or later), available from the CoolForum Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • SORIANO Denis / Cool Coyote CoolForum 0.5 beta


Oct 01, 2002

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