CRE Loaded files.php authentication bypass

creloaded-files-auth-bypass (24377) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

CRE (Chain Reaction Edition) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system caused by a vulnerabiltity in the HTMLArea package. The /admin/htmlarea/popups/file/files.php script is accessible without authentication. A remote attacker could use this script to upload malicious PHP files and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of CRE Loaded (6.2 or later), available from the CRE Loaded Web site. See References.

References:

  • CRE Loaded Project Web site: CRE Main Menu.
  • BID-16415: CRE Loaded Files.PHP Access Validation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0478: CRE Loaded 6.15 allows remote attackers to perform privileged actions, including uploading and creating arbitrary files, via a direct request to files.php. NOTE: the vendor states The initial announcement of this risk was made on our website... and it included a patch which will close the vulnerability on all known 6.0x and 6.1x releases. We strongly encourage users of CRE Loaded 6.x
  • OSVDB ID: 22793: HTMLArea files.php Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Upload
  • SA18648: CRE Loaded "HTML AREA" File Upload Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Chain Reaction Web CRE Loaded 6.15 and prior

Reported:

Jan 30, 2006

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