PhpGedView $PGV_BASE_DIRECTORY PHP file include

phpgedview-pgvbasedirectory-file-include (14159) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PhpGedView could allow a remote attacker to include malicious PHP files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the functions.php, authentication_index.php, or config_gedcom.php script using the $PGV_BASE_DIRECTORY variable to specify a malicious file from a remote system as a parameter, which would allow the attacker to execute code on the vulnerable system.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 06 2004 - 00:19:55 CST : Vuln in PHPGEDVIEW 2.61 Multi-Problem.
  • BID-9368: PhpGedView Multiple PHP Remote File Include Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0030: PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in (1) functions.php, (2) authentication_index.php, and (3) config_gedcom.php for PHPGEDVIEW 2.61 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code by modifying the PGV_BASE_DIRECTORY parameter to reference a URL on a remote web server that contains the code.
  • OSVDB ID: 3343: PhpGedView $PGV_BASE_DIRECTORY PHP File Include
  • SA10565: PhpGedView Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA10753: PhpGedView Arbitrary File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008632: PhpGedView Input Validation Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands

Platforms Affected:

  • PhpGedView PhpGedView 2.61


Jan 06, 2004

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