RCBlog insecure data and config directories

rcblog-data-config-insecure-directories (24249) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


RCBlog could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. The default installation of RCBlog fails to protect the data and config directories in htaccess. A remote attacker could view these files and obtain valid usernames and password hashes, which could be used to gain unauthorized access to the application.


Obtain Information


RCBlog is no longer supported and has been replaced with the FLog software. Upgrade to the current version of FLog (version 1.1.2 or later) available from the Fluffington.com Web site. See References.


  • eVuln Advisory EV0042: RCBlog Directory Traversal & Sensitive Information Disclosure.
  • Fluffington.com Web site: FLog - Download page.
  • Fluffington.com Web site: RCBlog - Download page.
  • CVE-2006-0370: Noah Medling RCBlog 1.03 stores the data and config directories under the web root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to view account names and MD5 password hashes.
  • OSVDB ID: 22679: RCBlog data Directory Direct Access User Account Information Disclosure
  • OSVDB ID: 51465: RCBlog config/password.txt Direct Request Admin Credentials Hash Disclosure
  • SA18547: RCBlog File Upload and Disclosure of Sensitive Information
  • SA33584: RCBlog "password.txt" Information Disclosure Security Issue
  • SECTRACK ID: 1015523: RCBlog Input Validation Hole Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory

Platforms Affected:

  • Noah Medling RCBlog 1.03


Jan 19, 2006

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