PhpNewsManager "dot dot" directory traversal

phpnewsmanager-dotdot-directory-traversal (15283) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PhpNewsManager could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted HTTP request to the functions.php script containing "dot dot" (/../) sequences to traverse directories and view any file on the Web server.


Obtain Information


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Zone-h Security Advisory ZH2004-09SA: PhpNewsManager Remote arbitrary files retrieving.
  • BID-9720: phpNewsManager Functions Script File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0327: Directory traversal vulnerability in functions.php in PhpNewsManager 1.46 allows remote attackers to retrieve arbitrary files via .. (dot dot) sequences in the clang parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 4026: phpNewsManager functions.php clang Parameter Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • Skintech PhpNewsManager 1.46


Feb 23, 2004

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