CRE Loaded files.php authentication bypass

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


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.


Bypass Security


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


Jan 30, 2006

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